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Barcelona's £72m offer for Philippe Coutinho swiftly rejected by Liverpool

Barcelona's £72m offer for Philippe Coutinho swiftly rejected by Liverpool

Liverpool have rejected a £72million bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho and reiterated that he is not for sale.

But this is the first time it's claimed a bid has actually been made, with the Daily Mail suggesting Liverpool will turn it down as it does not reflect the player's value in the current market.

"It's not that I need it but a few people obviously see that Liverpool have a few good players. The very important message is that we are not a selling club and that's how it is".

'We believe in working together and developing together.

Coutinho committed his future to Liverpool by penning a five-year contract this year and, speaking ahead of the Premier League Asia Trophy final against Leicester City in Hong Kong, Klopp was reluctant to entertain the prospect of one of his key men departing less than a month before the 2017-2018 season kicks off.

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The 25-year-old has been linked with the Spanish giants for a long time, with Coutinho seemingly earmarked as a replacement for Andres Iniesta at the Nou Camp.

'Phil is a very important player for us. He's trying to get back his rhythm but there's no doubt about his quality.

Coutinho's new deal at Anfield has no release clause, meaning Liverpool are in a strong position to retain their South American star.

"Off the back of his season, he's a fantastic player so there's no surprise that there are teams interested in him", said Lallana.

"We're a massive club, we're in the Champions League - OK, we need to qualify - but if we're going to win competitions like that and the Premier League we need to keep hold of players like Philippe". However, Barcelona's interest has been rather lukewarm and the question we've been putting to you for the a year ago is: 'Are they really prepared to break the bank to land him?'.


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