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Coutinho Rebels Against Liverpool's Refusal To Negotiate With Barcelona

With a statement, the English club was blunt in stating that "no offer will be considered." Before this, according to the chain Sky Sports, the player presented / displayed a request of transfer, to force its exit.


Philippe Coutinho presented an official "transfer request" for Liverpool FC to set him free, given the interest expressed by Barcelona to sign him, reported today Sky Sports.

According to the British media, the player has taken that measure of strength after the owners of Liverpool, "Fenway Sports Group" (FSG), announced today that they will not accept offers for the 25-year-old Brazilian.

The British club's management has also indicated that it has not received any official request from its player to release it from its current contract, which they renewed both parties last January to extend it for five and a half seasons, Sky Sports said.

In addition, the chain said that in the last days Barcelona has presented two offers of purchase by Coutinho and while the last would be around 90 million pounds (99.22 million euros), the Spanish club could reach up to 110 million pounds (€ 121 million).

The statement that Liverpool closes the doors to the player's sale reflects the position of coach "red", Jurgen Klopp, who considers him a key to the future of the team.

"When 'FSG' says something like this it's being clear at one hundred percent. You can read it and there is nothing more to say about it, "said the technician today, referring to the position of the directive.

"We want to offer clarity regarding our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho. The definitive position of the club is that no offer will be considered by Philippe and will remain a member of Liverpool when the summer window is closed ", underlines the statement sent today by the English entity.


Coutinho arrived at Anfield from Inter Milan in 2013 for 8.5 million pounds (9.37 million euros) and his new contract does not include a termination clause.

The Brazilian, with 14 goals in all competitions, was the top scorer of the team last season, in which Liverpool finished fourth in the English league.

Facing Liverpool's league debut Saturday morning at Watford, Klopp confirmed that Coutinho will miss the clash, after needing medical treatment this week for a back injury.

The German coach also said that the media is doubtful for the first leg of the Champions League tie that will play next week against the Hoffenheim.


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