Liverpool has reiterated their strong stance concerning the future of Philippe Coutinho, insisting that “no offers for Philippe will be considered”.
The Merseyside club reportedly rejected Barcelona’s £90.4m second bid for the Brazilian midfielder on Wednesday, following the rejection of the first bid in July, believed to be around £72m.
A statement on Liverpool’s official website reads: ‘We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho.”
15 – Philippe Coutinho has scored 15 goals from outside the area since his Premier League debut; more than any other player. Ambitious. pic.twitter.com/0vmxvoyE4b
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“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.”
25-year-old Coutinho, who signed a five-year contract extension with the Anfield side in January this year, joined Liverpool from Inter Milan in January 2013, becoming an integral part in Liverpool’s charge for success, scoring 14 goals and providing seven assists for Klopp’s men last season.