Liverpool have reportedly rejected a third bid from Barcelona to acquire Philippe Coutinho believed to be around £114m.
The La Liga giants are desperate to land the Brazilian after selling Neymar to PSG for a world record fee of £198m and could be willing to go higher for a fourth bid in coming days to convince the merseyside club to sell, though with the latest bid coming with a rejection, Liverpool have now made it clear they are not willing to sell regardless o the money involved.
Coutinho has missed the opening two games of Liverpool’s season with a back injury, but the club has repeatedly stressed he is not for sale despite him tendering a transfer request
Liverpool Manager was asked about Coutinho’s transfer request after Saturday’s 3-3 draw at Watford, Klopp admitted the situation was now out of his hands.
‘I can say something that is maybe more important,’ Klopp said.
‘As a manager of a football club I have bosses. And if the bosses decide, for example, just in general, if we sell a player or we don’t sell him, then I have to accept it.
But after all being rejected and admitted, it is clear Coutinho doesn’t want to play for liverpool again after his submitting a transfer request on the eve of the 2017/2018 premier league season
Coutinho signed a new five-year deal at Anfield in January, which did not include a release clause.
He is also set to miss Saturday’s Premier League match against Crystal Palace due to back injury.