We wonder how many times this ‘story’ will be rehashed and recirculated before the end of this summer’s transfer window?
Probably far, far too many based on very, very little actual information.
So as Liverpool fans, we really wouldn’t get too worried. If anything, they come as more of a minor irritant, now.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, Barcelona have spoken to Coutinho and verbally agreed to a deal, with a €90m fee expected.
Except they haven’t and their article is total lies. Liverpool haven’t agreed to any kind of fee, Coutinho hasn’t agreed to move to Barcelona and discussions of any kind haven’t taken place.
Phil is working tooth and nail to get us in the Champions League next season, having signed a five-year contract extension in January.
While Luis Suarez and Javier Mascherano made no secret of their desire for Nou Camp transfers, Coutinho’s consistently claimed he wants to stay and his actions have backed that up, too.
We can’t see Coutinho leaving this summer, even at the price mentioned.