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Liverpool: No Coutinho sale

11 August 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 11/08/17 10:46am

Philippe Coutinho is staying at Liverpool beyond this summer, according to club owners Fenway Sports Group

Philippe Coutinho is staying at Liverpool beyond this summer, according to club owners Fenway Sports Group

Philippe Coutinho will not be sold before the close of the summer transfer window, Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group have said.

understands Liverpool have so far rejected two bids from Barcelona for the Brazil international, .

Coutinho pledged his future to Liverpool in January by signing a new five-and-a-half-year contract, with the deal including no release clause, but understand he has since indicated he would like to move to the Nou Camp if a deal can be done amicably.

Craig Bellamy and Phil Neville join Geoff Shreeves on The Debate as they discuss Coutinho’s possible move from Liverpool to Barcelona

But, in a statement released on the Liverpool website, FSG said: “We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho.

“The club’s definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes.”

understands Barcelona are prepared to pay up to £110m for Coutinho and pundit Guillem Balague believes the Catalan side will continue their pursuit.

“They will try to come back because they’ve put a lot of effort into this one” Balague said.

Jurgen Klopp has said Coutinho is priceless to Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has said Coutinho is priceless to Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp has said Coutinho is priceless to Liverpool

Manager Jurgen Klopp insisted on Wednesday that and the midfielder is priceless to the club.

Coutinho enjoyed a superb 2016/17 campaign, scoring 13 times and providing seven assists in 31 Premier League appearances as Liverpool finished fourth and secured Champions League qualification.

“Liverpool is not a club that has to sell players. That is set in stone. So what they pay in the end doesn’t matter,” Klopp told .

“From a financial standpoint, there is no price limit to let him go. No price at which we are ready to give in.

“Our goal is to have the best possible team. So we want to keep our guys and add new ones. That is our plan.”


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