Liverpool reject FC Barcelona's £90m bid for Coutinho

Yolanda Curtis
August 11, 2017

But if you don't take the money you end up without the player if you don't let them leave.

The Brazilian playmaker is being sought by Barca as a replacement for Neymar, but Rodgers insists that the Reds need not sell.

Barcelona were left stunned after Neymar packed up and left for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record £200m deal earlier this month.

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"We are not a selling club", Klopp said.

Liverpool have immediately rejected a second bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho, SkySports reported.

Gerrard saw former Liverpool teammates Javier Mascherano and Luis Suarez move to Barcelona against the club's wishes during his time as a player and accepts it is an attractive move for Coutinho.

Reports in the United Kingdom claim this is a show of strength from Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp, on more than one occasion, insisting Coutinho would not be sold, for any price.

Coutinho is now a doubt for Liverpool's Premier League opener with Watford due to a back problem that ruled him out of last weekend's friendly with Athletic Bilbao.

He also added: "Today, no player on the planet is unsellable".

Catalonian newspaper Deportes claim Barcelona directors are in England this week for talks with Coutinho's representatives in the hope of striking a deal.

"It's about whether you can react and whether you must react and if you must react, do you have enough time to react and such things. We are not in that situation".

It may be that Barcelona have moved on anyway, with another target, Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele, failing to report to training on Thursday.

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