Liverpool determined not to lose Coutinho in January

Posted October 12, 2017

Coutinho handed in a transfer request in a bid to force through a move to the Camp Nou but Liverpool stood strong and the Brazil worldwide has rewarded Jurgen Klopp with some fine performances so far this term.

Coutinho has scored in his last three successive matches for Liverpool.

"We are [financially] prepared to sign Coutinho or any other player in January".

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"We want to have the most competitive squad possible".

"The words of Oscar Grau were "if we had to pay for him, we've got the money for him".

The Brazil global also made an impressive start to this season for Liverpool, contributing to a combined four goals in his first six appearances.

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Coutinho had his heart set on moving to Barca and handed in a transfer request on August 11; Liverpool, however, insisted they would not give him his wish and warned Barcelona to stay away. The midfielder missed Liverpool's opening matches of the new season due to a reported back injury, only to score for Brazil when he joined up with the Selecao for global duty.

Barcelona have signalled their intentions to revive efforts to sign Liverpool's Philippe Coutino when the transfer window opens in January.

It would be a big move, swapping his homeland for Brazil, but if Coutinho does move on he may find it hard to replace a man he is likely to idolise given the latter's own journey.

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At the time of writing, there are 20 more players to be revealed - at which point we will know who Coutinho is competing with for the award.