Netherlands international Van Dijk will complete his move from Southampton on Monday after Liverpool agreed to make him the most expensive defender in history.
The Reds attempted to sign the 26-year-old last summer and have finally secured his signature in a deal that eclipses the £53m Manchester City paid Tottenham for Kyle Walker.
Asked if Van Dijk’s arrival would enhance the chances of Coutinho leaving, Klopp said: ‘Nobody told me that. I have no information about that. No.’
Barcelona had multiple bids for Coutinho rejected last summer and are expected to revive their interest in the Brazilian next month as they look for a long-term replacement for Neymar.
Pressed on why he has refused to confirm Coutinho will not be leaving, German boss Klopp said: ‘There is nothing to say. The only thing I am interested in is how Phil is playing at the moment.
‘I was really happy about the last few performances and about his impact. He showed his character in the games and in the training sessions. That was spot on.
‘That is what I am interested in because all the rest I can’t, and don’t, want to talk about – because if I open the door then you run all the way through.’
Klopp also heaped praise on 17-year-old academy star Rhian Brewster after he opened up about the racism he has been subjected to.
‘I’m really happy he is brave enough to do what he did because it’s such an important thing,’ Klopp added.
‘I can’t believe people still have these kind of thoughts in their mind. It’s so strange in this world.
‘We needed a 17-year-old boy to shout out today, ”Here, it’s still happening and it’s happening all the time – I need help, we need help to stop it”.
‘It’s not a situation you want a 17-year-old boy to be in.’
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