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Liverpool insists Philippe Coutinho is "definitely" not for sale after Barcelona bids

Liverpool insists Philippe Coutinho is

Liverpool have given out the message this summer that they are not a selling club after also rejecting offers from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho.

The Reds are reported to have turned down two bids from the LaLiga giants, the second worth an estimated £100m, and Fenway Sports Group - Liverpool's owners - released a statement on Friday insisting that further offers for the Brazilian would not be considered.

Former Liverpool star Craig Bellamy has said that it will be impossible for his former club to stop Philippe Coutinho from joining Barcelona.

Still claiming the Reds would want at least €30m for the Germany global, the Italian newspaper also make it clear the Premier League side aren't interested in weakening their side, especially so close to the start of the new season. It was a subject Klopp alluded to before learning that Coutinho had submitted his request.

Liverpool Football Club have announced their 32 player squad list for their double headed Champions League play-off qualifier against Hoffenheim this month.

Coutinho's situation has dominated the lead-up to Liverpool's opening game at Vicarage Road, with Klopp consistently stating that the midfielder will remain at the club.

But Coutinho responded to Liverpool's stance by declaring his intentions via email to head for the exit.

"Liverpool is not a club that has to sell players", Klopp said this week, via the Liverpool Echo.

"The board want him to stay, this is not a situation where Liverpool need money or to cash in", Liverpool great Steven Gerrard, the club under-18 coach, said this week about the Coutinho situation.

"I have said what the club's decision is about this and now you can read it - that is maybe the only difference".

Coutinho, who was Liverpool's leading scorer with 14 goals in all competitions last season, signed a new five-year deal in January. He's not been in training since last Friday.

Questioned on whether his job now was to keep Coutinho happy, Klopp added: "I can't keep players happy". Phil is not available for us and that for me is the bigger issue.



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