There is absolutely no worry from Liverpool that Coutinho will leave this summer, despite interest from Barcelona and PSG.
In fact, the club are completely calm about the situation and would be surprised if the Catalans came back with another bid considering how firm we were with our initial rejection of their £72m offer.
We’ve heard plenty from the Spanish press about a deal almost being done – but it’s rubbish. The Echo’s James Pearce, perhaps the most trusted source when it comes to news coming out of the club, confirmed as much today.
“There’s been a lot of speculation about Philippe Coutinho, but Liverpool’s message hasn’t changed. They haven’t had a second bid from Barcelona, nor do they want one. They’re adamant that he’s not for sale,” Pearce told the Echo’s live video blog.
The fact Pearce just mentioned this in passing and didn’t feel the need to pen an article on it, shows how little an issue Barca’s interest is to Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool’s hierarchy.
Our Brazilian is not going to push for a move having signed a five-year contract extension in January and repeatedly stated how happy he is on Merseyside.
He has a young family living in the city, a fanbase that quite literally idolises him and a manager who could propel him to greatness.
For now, Liverpool’s no.10 is staying put.
UPDATE: Later this evening, the Echo confirmed what was suggested this morning and said that Coutinho has personally told Klopp that if Liverpool don’t want to sell him, he’ll stay put.
Unlike Luis Suarez, he will not pander for a move and is happy to accept the club’s wishes.