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.
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.
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.”