Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

Liverpool unmoved by Coutinho's transfer request

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Rita Gibson | 12 August, 2017, 07:11

Liverpool have given out the message this summer that they are not a selling club after also rejecting offers from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho.

According to a Sky Sports News report, Liverpool have so far rejected two bids from FC Barcelona for Coutinho, with the latest offer worth up to £90.4 million (around $115 million).

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group have stated that no offers will be considered for Philippe Coutinho during the transfer window.

Liverpool's resolve to keep Philippe Coutinho remains intact despite their anger at the Brazilian's attempt to force a move to Barcelona by emailing a transfer request.

Klopp, however, is determined to show he is serious about bringing back the glory days to Anfield by retaining Coutinho, Liverpool's top scorer with 14 goals in all competitions last season when the Merseysiders finished fourth.

Equally there is anger on the club's part that Coutinho submitted a transfer request having been told in face-to-face meetings with the owners and Klopp that such a move would not be entertained.

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With their 2017/18 campaign kicking off on Saturday, Jürgen Klopp's side are trying their hardest to quash any potential departures, as exemplified by their statement on Friday morning clarifying their stance on the Coutinho situation.

Despite Coutinho's request, Liverpool are not obliged to sell the player.

The former Inter Milan player, who joined Liverpool from the Serie A side for £8.5m in 2013, signed a new five-year deal in January that did not include a buy-out clause.

Liverpool Football Club have announced their 32 player squad list for their double headed Champions League play-off qualifier against Hoffenheim this month.

And, sometimes, the less said the better - unfortunately, he's not our only problem right now.

"I can't keep players happy, if you are not happy you won't be if I say be happy". Phil is not available for us and that for me is the bigger issue.

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