Liverpool Release Statement On Future Of Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool Release Statement On Future Of Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool Release Statement On Future Of Philippe Coutinho

A statement issued by Fenway Sports Group, Liverpool's US-based owners, said: "We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho".

Spurs are likely to be just as hard to deal with as Liverpool, although there is a belief that Daniel Levy has a selling price for every player, even if it is likely to be over £100m given that the White Hart Lane club got over £50m for Kyle Walker.

Liverpool rejected a second bid from Barcelona for Coutinho worth up to €100 million on Wednesday and considered the matter closed.

Coutinho, who joined Liverpool from Inter Milan in 2013, hasn't publicly declared a desire to leave.

The transfer rumours surrounding Philippe Coutinho have burst into life after a couple of hours of statements and confusion.

He said: "The players are in a good mood, attitude in training sessions really good".

Liverpool head to Vicarage Road to face Watford in their Premier League opener on Saturday, but it's unlikely that Coutinho will feature in Jurgen Klopp's squad.

Soon after the press conference, reports emerged that Coutinho had handed in a transfer request, and although initially Liverpool insisted that was not the case, it is understood they have now received one from the player.

Barcelona had a bid of around £90million for the Brazil worldwide rejected by the Reds on Wednesday. "That is set in stone", he told Sky Deutschland.

The manager was quoted on Thursday as telling Sky in Germany: "From a financial standpoint there is no price limit to let him go".

"Our goal is to have the best possible team so we want to keep our guys and add new ones".

Manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that the Brazil global has not trained for the past week and is unlikely either to face Marco Silva's side or Hoffenheim in the first leg of the Champions League play-off tie on Tuesday.

Although five-time European champions, most recently in 2005, the last of Liverpool's 18 English league titles came in 1990 - before the start of the Premier League era.

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