Philippe Coutinho Unhappy With Unfair Liverpool Treatment

Arnold Nichols
August 13, 2017

Liverpool insist they will not entertain any offers for Barcelona target Coutinho as his war with club's owners broke out into the open.

Philippe Coutinho is in the news yet again, this time for having seen a transfer request to try force a move to Barcelona get shot down by Liverpool.

If I could pick one player in all of world football as a Philippe Coutinho replacement it would be Isco.

However, by lunch time on the eve of the club's season opener at Watford, they were anticipating his request with some media outlets reporting he had already sent it through.

Coutinho had been subject of a long standing transfer seesaw with repeated interest from Spanish giants Barcelona, who had for a couple of times indicated that the Brazilian was their key target this summer. Hours after the statement was released, reports emerged claiming Coutinho had handed in a written transfer request via email.

The 25-year-old has been targeted by Barca as they seek to fill the gap left by Neymar, who departed for Paris St Germain last week in a record-breaking €222m deal.

Liverpool reportedly slap a £137m price tag on Philippe Coutinho during negotiation with Barcelona.

That message appeared on Liverpool's official website just before Klopp's appearance at a press conference, during which he said of FSG's statement: "I think if somebody, in this case FSG, is saying something like this, that is the statement".

"When FSG say something like this it is 100 per cent clear", said Klopp. It's getting to the stage where if he doesn't want to be here, no player is bigger than Liverpool.

The visitors twice fell behind at Vicarage Road, but goals from each of Jurgen Klopp's front three - Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah - appeared to have been enough to earn a hard-fought victory for the visitors. "Pre-season is over now and everybody's happy, I think we played a good pre-season and we can go with confidence into the new season".

The home fans taunted their counterparts with a chorus of 'Where is Coutinho?' as a reminder that they were not as threatening without him, and pointedly, that he feels he is too good to be playing for them.

"When I had the chance to come, I was thinking about whether I should stay in Rome or move here but because when I was young, it was a dream to me, I took the decision to come back".

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