Last night, Liverpool fans were given the very reassuring news that the club has no intention of selling Coutinho, despite Spanish media outlets talking up the possibility of our Brazilian joining Barcelona…
Melissa Reddy confirmed as much in Goal, suggesting Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool won’t budge and our no.10 is happy at Anfield – not agitating for an exit in any way.
The likes of Sport and Mundo Deportivo are closely linked to the Catalan giants and often help unsettle their transfer targets with bold stories about Barcelona closing in on them… Real Madrid do it too with Marca; and it famously worked on Tottenham duo Gareth Bale and Luka Modric.
But a tweet last night from Brazilian football journalist @BrazilStat, who’s given us a very interesting interview before, claimed that the player himself is genuinely confused by the lies made up in the Catalan press that he’s already agreed personal terms with Barca.
From a source close to #Coutinho‘s entourage: player has “absolutely no idea” what Catalan press is claiming about asking the club to leave.
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) 27 July 2017
So there you have it: despite Barca bidding £72m (it was rejected out of hand), the player hasn’t agreed anything with Los Cules and is currently enjoying Liverpool’s training camp in Germany.
This is the situation and we’re completely sure he’ll be wearing red at the start of the campaign.