Barcelona plans to sign Coutinho rocked by Liverpool rejection

Barcelona plans to sign Coutinho rocked by Liverpool rejection

Barcelona plans to sign Coutinho rocked by Liverpool rejection

The Reds boss has said that the "timing" of Coutinho's request to leave Liverpool makes it even more out of the question, adding that it's impossible to put a price on the Brazil worldwide because it's too late in the window to try to replace him.

"He has tremendous love for the club and fans but as Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez have pointed out in the past, Liverpool does not let its players leave on amicable terms".

Having sold Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for £198 million, Barcelona needs a successor; Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele have been at the top of the list.

Jürgen Klopp has admitted that Philippe Coutinho has no price tag because it is too late now for Liverpool to try and acquire a replacement.

"That's how life is", Klopp said at a news conference on Friday, a day before Liverpool begins the Premier League season with a game at Watford.

"But the stuff about not getting on with Klopp, these stories getting fed out, that's where I think that crosses the line".

The 25-year-old may still be plying his trade on Merseyside come the end of the transfer window following a very strong statement from the club's owners earlier today.

According to Sky sources, Coutinho had indicated he would like to move to the Nou Camp should an amicable solution be reached between Liverpool and Barcelona.

Has Coutinho really submitted a transfer request?

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says the club's position on Philippe Coutinho's future is clear after the owners declared him not for sale.

Coutinho, who was Liverpool's leading scorer with 14 goals in all competitions last season, signed a new five-year deal in January.

"He has back problems, not in training since last Friday", he told reporters at Melwood on Friday. "No, he is not available, he is also a doubt for Tuesday, unfortunately". Liverpool initially insisted that was not the case, but it is understood the player did send an email.

"That's the way I feel but the way I see it panning out is that the club will try as much as they can to keep him". I can not buy a player just to have a player.

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