Jordan Henderson insists Philippe Coutinho situation no distraction

Jordan Henderson says the uncertainty of Philippe Coutinho's future is causing no problems within the Liverpool squad.

Coutinho is attempting to force through a move to Barcelona and has not played in Liverpool's first four matches of the season.

Liverpool are unbeaten in all competitions so far, and Henderson insists constant speculation about the Brazilian has not unsettled the dressing room.

"As players and professionals, you expect things to happen, especially when transfer windows are open and stuff like that," Henderson said. "That's the nature of football at times. You've got to get on with it.

"As players, you focus on what's important -- playing football and doing your job. And I've felt we have done that brilliantly over the last few weeks. We need to carry that on."

Coutinho will miss Liverpool's meeting with Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, although the Merseyside club expect him to join up with the Brazil national team over the international break.

When asked whether it was easy to ignore the ongoing Coutinho saga with an important Premier League encounter on the horizon, Henderson replied: "It is. At the end of the day, whatever happens -- players coming in and going out -- you have to stick together as a team and focus on what is important. That's playing well and winning your games, and hopefully we can do the same again against Arsenal.

"We feel as though we are in a good moment. We've started well -- we've four points from six [in the Premier League] and would have liked six from six but there are still a lot of positives.

"There are still a lot of things to work on. That's always the case, but we played excellently in the first 20 minutes against Hoffenheim so we have to be confident going into the Arsenal game before the international break."

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp says Danny Ings is slowly working his way back up to full fitness after recovering from another serious knee injury.

The 25-year-old played 90 minutes for Liverpool's Under-23s side on Friday night in their 2-1 win over Arsenal at Boreham Wood.

"He's completely normal in training, that's the best news," Klopp said of Ings. "He's on a very good way, the knee is perfect [and] that's the most important thing of course.

"It was a really long time [out injured] again, so that is why he needs games, games, games. It makes no sense [to rush him back]. In our situation, we have four other strikers."