Reports: Liverpool Reject Second Bid Of €100m For Philippe Coutinho As Barcelona Continue To Circle

Alan Duffy

9th, August 2017

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Liverpool have reportedly rejected a whopping bid of 100m euros from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho.

Eager to splash some of the £200million they made after selling Neymar to PSG, Barcelona see the Brazilian playmaker as an ideal, if not exactly like-for-like, replacement.

After having an initial bid of €85million for Coutinho turned down, the La Liga giants have come back with an even bigger offer. However, once again Liverpool have refused to play ball.

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The 26-year-old Coutinho moved to Anfield from Inter Milan in 2013, joining for a modest fee of £8.5million.

However, with Jurgen  Klopp hoping to launch a sustained Premier League title tilt this season as well as competing in the Champions League, the Reds need Coutinho’s goals and assists.

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Coutinho did sign a new five-year deal with Liverpool back in January.

Still, one wonders just how long the Merseysiders can stave off the advances of the cash-rich Catalans, while the Brazilian star himself must surely be even just a little bit tempted by a move to the Nou Camp?

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  1. Cracking G says:

    Don’t do a Gerrard, don’t be a loser, go to Barca and win everything.
    Earn more money, win more trophies, play in a better team, live in a better city, meet better women……. there’s no reason to stay at Lvpool.

  2. Jarren says:

    Liverpool NEED to keep him, or else their season will be seen as finished before it’s even begun.

    Coutinho is their star man, have no doubt. To sell him would be to say, “we’ll take the money and fuck going for the league, we’ll take 5 place”.

    • Archer says:

      Coutinho being the star man says more about ‘pool than him – I think he’s a quality player, but a bit overrated. They should take the 100 mil – plenty more players that could fill his shoes if you’re spending anywhere near that. Even if they don’t replace him, Liverpool will do fine with the decent signings they’ve already made and based upon their good (and the other top teams lacklustre) performances thus far…

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