Coutinho Hands In Transfer Request At Liverpool

A regular in the Brazil national team, Coutinho has been a highly sought-after player this summer but Barcelona are believed to be the front-runners in landing a deal.

Liverpool will not sell Philippe Coutinho at whatever price this season, the club's owners have insisted.

Sky Sports News understands Liverpool have so far rejected two bids from Barcelona for the Brazil global, with the latest offer worth up to £90.4m.

He added: "Coutinho emailed transfer request to Liverpool sporting director, Michael Edwards, today having reported for training as normal".

"But like Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez have pointed out in the past, Liverpool does not let its players leave on amicable terms".

Manager Jurgen Klopp has recently reiterated that Liverpool are under no pressure to sell their best players and remained confident that Coutinho would remain a Reds player come the beginning of September.

But even with Liverpool ownership saying that Coutinho will not be leaving, one has to wonder if that would change should Barcelona's offer reach a certain number.

"We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho", Fenway Sports Group said.

And Klopp followed that up with: "I think when somebody like FSG says it then that's the statement".

"This is now an opportunity for Liverpool or a problem for them, are they a big club?"

However, Klopp admitted: "I can't keep players happy. I am already here to work with this squad and not just always thinking "but if we don't get this or this".

He signed a new five-year deal without a release clause in January, which has emboldened Liverpool's attitude towards the situation.

The 25-year-old, a summer transfer target for Barcelona, is also a doubt for Tuesday night's key Champions League playoff first-leg tie against Hoffenheim.

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