Liverpool Reportedly Rejected 3rd Barcelona Bid For Coutinho

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The Reds had already turned down offers of £72 million and £90.4 million for the Brazilian, with Coutinho subsequently handing in a transfer request last week.

There wasn't such positive news regarding Coutinho as the Brazilian worldwide is still unavailable for selection as he continues to nurse an apparent back injury.

Prior to Neymar's £198m (€220m) move to Paris Saint-Germain, which sparked Barcelona's scramble to sign Coutinho, it would have represented a new world-record fee.

Liverpool have knocked back a third approach from Barcelona from Philippe Coutinho.

After the Crystal Palace win, Klopp was asked about Coutinho.

Liverpool don't want to let their the player that many consider to be their best, leave, and the timing of the bids haven't helped Barcelona's cause, with little time being left in the window for the Reds to sign a replacement.

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Even so, Dortmund remain adamant they will only sell Dembele if Barca meet their conditions.

Now then Liverpool, just how strong is your resolve when it comes to keeping Philippe Coutinho?

General manager Pep Segura suggested that deals for both players were close, but that assertion was refuted by Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.

'I can say something that is maybe more important, ' Klopp said.

Ernesto Valverde particularly likes his commitment and versatility, while he has a good understanding with star man Lionel Messi from their time together with the Argentina national team.

"It was a long time ago that we played there and that's our place, that's where we want to play, that's where we want to be, especially after these two first games. But it's the clubs who will have the final say on if we finally achieve those two transfers". While the Catalan giants are also pursuing a move for Ousmane Dembele, Coutinho could become a short-term solution up front should they fail to land the Frenchman. We need to work our way into a favourable situation and hopefully close these deals as quickly as possible.

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