An email Michael Edwards sent to Barcelona during the summer has been leaked and proves what we know already; that the Spaniards were using dirty tactics to unsettle the player and that we were not going to offload him at any price.
German newspaper Der Spiegel, who have close links with Football Leaks, have published their discovery – which actually looks good for Liverpool.
The emails are proof the club was being 100% honest to supporters.
On July 20th, Michael Edwards emailed Barcelona to alert them Coutinho was “not for sale at any price,” after their initial £72m offer.
Then, in early August, Edwards sent this email: “I ask you amicably to stop harassing Coutinho publicly and privately. No amount of money will change our minds.”
Barca ignored his request and eventually came back in with an offer worth £118m, but Liverpool stuck to their guns.
Coutinho has now issued a statement promising fans he’ll give his all this campaign and we don’t doubt that he will.
Is there a chance he’ll depart next summer? Yes.
But for now, that’s not our problem to worry about.
We just need our Brazilian star in top form, along with his team-mates, to propel us back into some good form.