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Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho has submitted a transfer request that has been rejected by the club, Press Association Sport understands.

"In football life, it makes sense to be really self-critical and that's what we are of course, but in the end if you do everything on the first matchday, you can not expect perfection", explained Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, speaking to the club's official website.

Speaking after the game, Silva said: "Of course I think it is a good result for us and a fair result." .

"I can't say anything about it, the only thing is I work with the players I have".

When asked whether Coutinho's request changed the club's stance, Klopp replied: "I don't think so".

"I have said what the club's decision is about this and now you can read it - that is maybe the only difference".

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On Friday morning Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group issued a statement saying they would not consider any offers for Coutinho.

The Anfield club were 3-2 ahead going into injury time but showed their fragility as they allowed Miguel Britos to strike, conceding a goal from a set piece for the second time in the game.

"It's a similar situation to Luis Suarez, where he put in a transfer request and was made to stay by FSG at that time, but you always felt he'd only be at the club for 12 months".

The Coutinho controversy added to Klopp's frustration after Liverpool squandered the chance to claim an opening day victory by conceding a stoppage-time equaliser. The first one, in our specific situation everyone will say it was clear because it was a set-piece, but it was a good cross and a good run. "Hard to accept. But we know we can do better and we have to do better". "It was our first game against a physical, really strong side and we struggled a little bit in the first half but we did much better in the second half".

Scoring goals wasn't a problem for Liverpool at Vicarage Road despite the absence of unsettled playmaker Philippe Coutinho but the visitors couldn't keep them out either, showing lessons haven't been learnt from last season. "At this moment I am just concentrating on my team".

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