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Former Liverpool defender showers praise on Philippe Coutinho

14 October 2017

LIVERPOOL look set for another transfer window of speculation surrounding Philippe Coutinho after Barcelona publicly confirmed they are ready to revive their interest in the player in January.

Anfield officials rejected all offers for the Brazil global, who submitted a transfer request in attempts to force a proposed transfer to the Nou Camp.

Liverpool were adamant throughout the off-season that Coutinho was going nowhere and, despite the player handing in a transfer request, that he was not for sale at any price.

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The Times' Paul Joyce, elaborating on Grau's comments, said that "Liverpool will be angered" by Barcelona's renewed efforts. Mundo claims, Klopp and Liverpool positively accept Coutinho's terms and promise to weigh Barcelona's offer.

Despite the player trying to engineer a move, Liverpool turned down his late transfer request during the close season window.

"I don't see Liverpool getting rid of Coutinho in January at all".

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Former Liverpool defender Dominic Matteo believes Philippe Coutinho is a level above his club teammates and would easily fit in at FC Barcelona or Real Madrid.

Barca experienced a tumultuous time during the summer transfer market, losing Coutinho's Brazilian compatriot Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record €222 million, and bringing in Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund for €105 million.

"Maybe if they had been offered that money in June, they could have said "give us two weeks, keep it quiet" and we'll sell him to you".

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The Senegal worldwide has earned plenty of praise for his strong performances for the Reds since signing for Jurgen Klopp's team from Southampton last summer.

Former Liverpool defender showers praise on Philippe Coutinho