Barcelona Transfer Rumors 2017: Liverpool Reject €100 Million Offer for Philippe Coutinho

Sunday, 13 Aug, 2017

Yet with Liverpool steadfastly refusing to soften their position in the face of a third offer, Coutinho made a decision to attempt to take matters into his own hands. "So what they pay in the end doesn't matter", Klopp told Sky Germany.

According to Sky sources, Coutinho had indicated he would like to move to the Nou Camp should an amicable solution be reached between Liverpool and Barcelona.

The Liverpool manager echoed FSG's comments as he previewed his side's Premier League season opener with Watford.

Liverpool sold Luis Suarez to Barcelona in 2014 after the Uruguay striker pushed for a move away from Anfield.

So far, the Reds have rejected all bids by Barca and the club has released a statement on Friday morning stating that "no offers would be considered" for Coutinho.

Speaking on the BBC's Football Focus, Dublin said: "I don't think he should be at the club, I don't think he should be allowed to play for Liverpool Football Club anymore".

Coutinho's demand came after the club's owners, Fenway Sports Group, issued a statement insisting that the Brazilian would not be sold at any price.

Coutinho's demand is believed to have been rejected by Liverpool, who only hours earlier had gone public with their intent to keep the playmaker at all costs. Virgil van Dijk is yet another target for the Reds; while the player himself has handed in his transfer request, it will be interesting to see if Southampton will let go of their star player.

"When FSG say something like this it is 100 per cent clear", said Klopp. Positive things aside, Liverpool are missing a handful of players to face the Hornets.

"Then I came back again and the team did very well so it was hard to go into the team, but now is, I think, different. The rest is not for you, it is between me and all the boys, not just Phil".

He is also a doubt for the first leg of Liverpool's Champions League qualifying playoff against Hoffenheim in Germany on Tuesday. There is actually nothing else to say about it.