I think he's genuinely worried about his playing time for next season, rightly so, and that he'll be off to Juventus most likely. He's not worth it to change our policy regarding buy out clauses in contracts. It'll do more bad than good long term if we do allow it.
If you look at the past two seasons with Klopp, he has only really ever been a starter because of injuries. Klopp's preferred midfield has always been Wijnaldum - Henderson - Lallana. With Henderson's foot problem having been a major issue and Lallana now out again for a few months, I think he has played more than Klopp planned to and that it might have been the plan to let him go anyway?
We've been linked with so many midfielders during his time here, all midfielders that play the position he plays for us. Klopp has now brought in Alex, I'm assuming as an understudy to Lallana and thus a player for Can's position and next year Keita comes in, also for that position. That leaves us with Coutinho, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Keita, Alex and a few youngsters, Grujic and probably Woodburn for two positions.
He's obviously a talented player,no denying that. I've defended him on here quite a few times. He has his strong points and he can be very good, but I still don't know wether he's actually a #6 or a #8. He has quite a few glaring weaknesses in his game too to play either position. I said it in the match thread, his awareness of his surroundings is virtually non-existant. Runners have it so easy against him, he just never tracks them, it's ridiculous. Look back at tonight's 2nd goal, he's way too high up the pitch and he didn't even notice the runner. Henderson then has to try and make up for it and is too late. That awareness is really important if you play as a #6.
For the #8 spot in our midfield, he just lacks the technical ability to do it. Compare him to Wijnaldum and Lallana and the difference in ability on the ball is clear as day. Both Wijnaldum and Lallana look to play the ball forward as quick as possible in transition. Either by quick one or two touch passing or on the half turn beating their players in one move allowing them to run in that space. Lallana is absolutely brilliant at this. Can needs too many touches on the ball for him ever to be useful in our midfield as a more advanced midfielder. He'll probably look a lot better in a team that offers him more protection and that plays a different system.