LET ME GO! Barca Target Coutinho Submits Transfer Request To Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp questioned whether there are five defenders available that could improve Liverpool's squad

In a statement on Friday, the club's owners said its "definitive stance" was that "no offers will be considered".

Barcelona are fast running out of options in their hunt for a replacement for Neymar - who moved to PSG in a £198m deal - with another target, Ousmane Dembele, also blocked from moving by Borussia Dortmund.

According to a Sky Sports News report, Liverpool have so far rejected two bids from FC Barcelona for Coutinho, with the latest offer worth up to £90.4 million (around $115 million).

"We knew also there would be a qualification game (for Champions League spot), and now it is coming up".

And Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp followed that statement up in his press conference, declaring: "I think when somebody like FSG says it then that's THE statement".

Adam Lallana and Danny Ings miss out due to injury, but Nathaniel Clyne, Daniel Sturridge and Harry Wilson are all included, despite now being sidelined.

Clyney had a problem from the first day and now Phil with the back, so that makes it four players and that's not too cool but now I have to make hard decisions because a few players really showed up in pre-season. "The rest is between me and all the boys".

"The board want him to stay, this is not a situation where Liverpool need money or to cash in", Liverpool great Steven Gerrard, the club's under-18 coach, said this week about the Coutinho situation. The Reds will go full force from the off in their recognizable pressing style and we should keep a close eye on Mohamed Salah who has been an instant fit with the Anfield club.

Liverpool fans will be hoping Philippe Coutinho is still a Reds player by the end of the week.

He was Liverpool's leading scorer with 14 goals in all competitions last term, a season that saw Klopp's men secure a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League.



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