This isn’t set in stone as it’s not been confirmed by a properly legitimate source, but there’s a rumour going round that Barcelona tried to trump our bid for Naby Keita yesterday.
But when they lodged a £75m offer with Rb Leipzig, the Germans politely told them that the Guinean was already in Liverpool undergoing his medical!
Apparently Barcelona bid £75m for Keïta today. Leipzig responded saying that he is currently in Liverpool having his medical. AMAZING.
— Dharma Bhagalia (@Kloppholic) August 28, 2017
After Barcelona ruthlessly tapped up Coutinho all summer, ignoring all our insistence that he’s not for sale, this is all the more satisfying!
Not only are they not getting Phil, but we’ve secured the brilliant Keita ahead of them as well.
Perhaps the Spaniards will now realise they cannot bully their way around Europe and are not the superpower they once were.
How we’d like to meet them in the Champions League at some stage this season.