Liverpool Reject £90m Coutinho Bid From Barcelona
Liverpool have rejected an offer in the region of £90m from Barcelona for playmaker Philippe Coutinho. The player has been continually linked with the Catalan club, with a bid of around £70m already rejected by the Merseyside club last month.
With the £198m received from PSG for Neymar burning a hole in their pocket, Barcelona made an improved offer this week, which Liverpool have turned down. The club have insisted that there is no price at which they are open to negotiate.
Coutinho signed a new 5 year contract back in January. Manager Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are not in a position where they have to sell, “Today, no player on the planet is untouchable. But a transfer is also a question of timing and if you have the opportunity and the need to react to such a transfer.
"Also you have to ask, if you have the time to react. But just because of one request of one club, we don't have to think about that. We are not in that situation. Liverpool is not a club that has to sell players," Klopp told Sky Germany. "That is set in stone. So what they pay in the end doesn’t matter.
"From a financial standpoint, there is no price limit to let him go. No price at which we are ready to give in. Our goal is to have the best possible team. So we want to keep our guys and add new ones. That is our plan.”