Having already rejected a £90 million offer from Barcelona on Wednesday, Liverpool reckon that the Spanish giants will return with an improved offer to acquire Coutinho’s services but the Kop owners were quick to act in ruling out any potential move for the 25-year-old this summer.
However, in the recent turn of events, Sky Sports claim that the former Inter Milan star has issued a transfer request in his quest to seek move to the Camp Nou this summer.
Coutinho, who scored 13 goals and provided seven assists in the Premier League last season, is central of Jurgen Klopp’s plan ahead of the upcoming campaign that involves Champions League football and Liverpool believe that losing the 25-year-old is not worth the monetary returns that they will receive from Barcelona.
On the contrary, however, Liverpool have rubbished rumors that Coutinho has requested his transfer amid speculation linking him with an imminent move to Spain.
#LFC adamant that they haven't received a transfer request from Philippe Coutinho
The Catalans have also held talks with Borussia Dortmund’s star winger Ousmane Dembele, while Juventus’ Paulo Dybala has also been dubbed to fill the void left behind by Neymar’s record breaking departure.