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Liverpool Appear To Kill Off Barcelona’s Interest In Philippe Coutinho With This Statement

Liverpool Appear To Kill Off Barcelona’s Interest In Philippe Coutinho With This Statement

Liverpool looked to have ended Barcelona’s pursuit of Philippe Coutinho.

The club and Fenway Sports Group have issued a statement insisting that no bids will be accepted for the Brazilian midfielder and that he will remain at Anfield when the window closes.

The short statement 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.”

The hands-off warning to La Liga giants Barcelona looks like it could kill of their interest.

It comes after Coutinho expressed his desire to join the Catalan side as they look to bolster their attack following the departure of Neymar to PSG for £190million last week.

But their £90million offer was rejected by Reds chiefs, who are adamant that Coutinho is going nowhere this summer.

Yesterday, former Liverpool player Dean Saunders weighed into the discussion on TalkSport.

Saunders believes Liverpool should accept Barcelona’s offer and look to reinvest the money immediately by tabling bids for either Dele Alli or Harry Kane from Spurs.

Jurgen Klopp’s men kick off the new Premier League season on Saturday when they travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford in the lunch-time kick-off.

 

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