Liverpool’s resolve to be reckoned as one of the top clubs in Europe is unparalleled as they have once more rejected advances from Spanish giants Barcelona for their star player Philippe Coutinho.
The Red have once more spurned a deal worth £118 million from the Catalans, following on the £90 million earlier tabled for the 25-year-old this summer. However, the Reds won’t hear of any deal which would see the Brazil international leave their club this summer.
The Jurgen Klopp’s side are in pole position to keep Coutinho since he signed a new five-year contract with them in January which would keep him at the club until the summer of 2022.
Barcelona are keen on the Brazil international as they hope to replace Neymar Junior who completed a record-breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain but they are running out of options unless they are willing to sign a low-profile attacker.
Coutinho has made his stance known to his employers as he has turned in a transfer request, hence it is in best interest that they sell the star who recorded 13 goals and 7 assists in 31 Premier League appearances.
Meanwhile Klopp is not relying entirely on Coutinho as they are reported to be eyeing Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic as a possible replacement for their wantaway star.
According to Diario Madrista, Liverpool scouts have endorsed the star and Klopp has sanctioned a Liverpool deal for the midfielder. However, the report claim that the Santiago Bernabue outfit have rebuffed offers made for him.