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Liverpool to resist Barcelona's renewed Coutinho approach

14 October, 2017, 01:05 | Author: Greg Wolfe
  • Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Coutinho himself handed in a transfer request at Liverpool in an attempt to force the move to the Nou Camp but Liverpool were adamant not to sell the number 10.

The on-going saga relating to the possibility of Philippe Coutinho joining Barcelona continues to rumble on.

Barcelona chief Oscar Grau says they'll have the money to sign Liverpool ace Philippe Coutinho in January.

Catalan outlet Mundo Deportivo, a well known mouth-piece for Barca, led with the story "Pacto Coutinho" on Wednesday morning - claiming the playmaker made a verbal agreement with Liverpool to stay with the club providing he could move on in January.

'We are ready to sign Coutinho or any other player the technical staff request in the winter window, ' Grau insisted.

Not that the message will cut any ice in the headquarters of the Fenway Sports Group.

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Coutinho may be wearing Barcelona colours in the not-too-distant future but Liverpool will certainly rely on him against United especially when taking into account to absence of Sadio Mane, who could miss the next six weeks with a hamstring injury.

Yet despite Grau's comments, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague remains doubtful that Barça will actually submit a bid for the Brazilian in January.

"I think Klopp will deal with it tomorrow when he speaks in his press conference, but I think privately they will be furious about the way Barcelona have come out".

"But will they convince Liverpool?".

"I would be gobsmacked if they consider doing business in January, absolutely gobsmacked".

The summer transfer window was one the craziest we have ever seen.

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