Liverpool are angry with Barcelona for yet again going public in their interest of Coutinho, reports respected correspondent Paul Joyce in the Times.
Yesterday, their CEO Oscar Grau hinted that a January deal for our Brazilian star is possible – going as far as citing the actual transfer funds in Barca’s coffers ready to spend.
During the summer, we wrote to Barcelona asking them in very clear terms to stop making bids for Coutinho and to stop tapping him up in the media, but yet again, they’ve flagrantly ignored our request.
As Joyce suggests, this is not going to make Liverpool any more inclined to do a deal.
Personally, if Coutinho does eventually leave, we’d much prefer it to be to PSG, just to spite the Catalans who have disrespected us as an elite football institution for so many months now.
It’s October though, and we desperately need our 25-year-old in his best form the next six weeks, with Sadio Mane unavailable injured.
As a result, Coutinho will likely take his place on the left flank, where he can cut in and create rather than thread balls from deep.