Anfield hierarchy aware of potential consequences of selling Philippe Coutinho

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Philippe Coutinho during training in Hong Kong.
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Liverpool will not entertain the prospect of selling Philippe Coutinho this summer as they are aware of the potential consequences it would have. 

Don’t believe what you read in tentative reports this summer folks, he’s not going anywhere.

Not this year anyway.

Despite foreign papers such as SPORT claiming that the Reds have set a price tag – they believe it to be €150m – for the little Brazilian playmaker, Liverpool will not be selling their star asset this summer transfer window.

It has been reported that after seeing their previous offer turned down, Barcelona’s next bid is likely to be in the region of €90m but that it will be turned down immediately.

The Independent report that this sum of money would not be enough to tempt the Reds into a sale even if the player was on the market.

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Liverpool at London Stadium on May 14, 2017 in Stratford, England.
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They also add that Liverpool’s hierarchy is more than aware of the “potential consequences of any sale at this stage in Jürgen Klopp’s project,” and that it is seen as common knowledge that in order to build on their top four finish, momentum will be needed. Momentum that cannot be achieved if you constantly sell off your best players.

Even if Neymar JR. does make his repeatedly touted move to Paris Saint Germain for £192m this summer, the Independent finish by claiming that while Barcelona could make a “hugely persuasive offer, Liverpool’s stance is currently that the player is not for sale.”

Jürgen Klopp has already voiced his wish to prevent Liverpool from becoming a selling club multiple times over the past twelve months and when asked back in Hong Kong about Coutinho’s future, he responded simply: “not for sale.”

7 COMMENTS

  1. That price is fair amount but knowing Barcelona they will drag this transfer rite to the end, even if Liverpool get the money they won’t get a replacement in time, it would be better to tell Barcelona that every week they prolong the deal the price goes up by 10 million pounds.

  2. I have said for a while now that Coutinho is NOT happy at L4 and would be leaving as soon as he could. Barco have been trying to get him on the cheap for some time. Barca are quite prepared to sell their players for a hefty £197M but attempt to get Courtinho at bargain basement rates. I thought that £125/£135 should be the price to sell him. He simply does not look happy these days so cashing in on him is good business.

  3. Comment: if LFC sell Coutinho l will cease to be a Liverpool fan. please, BFC should knw LFC is not a selling team. we need momentum to build on our top four finish. selling Coutinho is at good as taking ten steps backward and one step forward. there’s no replacement for Coutinho in this current football world.

  4. H ow can you say that. He doesn’t,t look happy. None of them look happy when they are playing. It’s called concentration! Neymar has been tapping him up for Barcelona, probably for about a year. How can you blithely talk about cashing in on him. Unless you,ve been under a rock you must be able to see that Liverpool this year cannot get top notch players. I don,t mean people like Keita, no one else has been bothered about him but us. I mean players like Paul pogba. Do you really think that. He would entertain Liverpool. I am a staunch Liverpool supporter, I absolutely love the club but we have got a long way to go to tempt players away from London and Manchester. They want the bright lights and do not know what we have got. Sancho,s wife well and truly turned her nose up at Liverpool. Also do you really think fsg would spend that money on one or even two first class players, give me a break. We have to keep him and thankfully most people feel the same.

  5. Comment: if LFC sell Coutinho l will cease to be a Liverpool fan. please, BFC should knw LFC is not a selling team. we need momentum to build on our top four finish. selling Coutinho is as good as taking ten steps backward and one step forward. there’s no replacement for Coutinho in this current football world.

  6. Comment: if LFC sell Coutinho l will cease to be a Liverpool fan. please, BFC should knw LFC is not a selling team. we need momentum to build on our top four finish. selling Coutinho is as good as taking ten steps backward and one step forward. there’s no replacement for Coutinho in this current football world.

  7. I am glad you agree with me Elle because I won,t be a supporter either. I am sick of all the nonsense regarding sakho. What can he possibly have done to deserve Klopp wrath. We needed him last year and up to now nothing has changed. He is by far the best defender we have so if Klopp is a professional he will play him regardless of what he has done. At the very least it would be nice to have an explanation.

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