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Liverpool slap ‘£134MILLION price-tag’ on Philippe Coutinho in bid to ward off Barcelona

Catalan giants are looking for a replacement for Neymar

Liverpool have put a massive £134MILLION price-tag on the head of Philippe Coutinho, according to reports in Spain.

The Brazilian star is being chased by Barcelona as they target potential replacements for Neymar.

Barcelona want Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho as a replacement

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Liverpool have slapped a £134MILLION price-tag on Philippe Coutinho

Jurgen Klopp is determined to keep Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool this summer

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Jurgen Klopp is determined to keep the Brazilian at Anfield this summer

Liverpool have no intention – or need – to sell the 25-year-old, with Jurgen Klopp desperate to keep him at Anfield next season.


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According to Diario Sport, Liverpool have sent a message to Barca with the inflated fee.

But there may be a spanner in the works – with Coutinho reportedly telling Klopp that he wants to move to the Nou Camp and already agreeing to terms in principle.

Coutinho is said to have held showdown talks with Klopp, telling the German he is desperate to leave.

The La Liga giants still intend to press ahead with a move and will make another formal offer next week.

But the Reds may be disappointed with the fee on offer, with Barca intending to pay closer to £75million.

Philippe Coutinho gave Liverpool the lead in spectacular fashion

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Liverpool are under no pressure to sell as Coutinho only signed a new deal in January

Coutinho only signed a new five-year contract in January and the Reds are under no pressure to sell.

Last week Klopp said of Coutinho: “I’m not surprised that any clubs are interested in players at Liverpool.

“A few people obviously see that a Liverpool has a few good players.

“But its a very important message to make – we are not a selling club. That’s how it is.”

Barcelona see the Brazilian international as the perfect replacement for Neymar, who continues to be linked with a blockbuster move to Paris Saint-Germain.

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