March 21 2018

English club rejects third Barca bid for Coutinho — Liverpool FC

March 21 2018, 12:39 | Sammy Rose

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Few are buying it, though. In light of Liverpool rejecting Barcelona's bid for Coutinho, Savage asked his Twitter followers how much would he be worth in the current market.

Barcelona is still after Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele.

Enter a Reddit user named Sarkie, who joked on the message board that Klopp actually told a reporter: "I think tomorrow they will offer a McDonald's Happy Meal and we get the toy as well!?" His exploits for the Reds have also made the player an indispensable part of the Brazilian national setup.

The Merseyside outfit will host the German side in the second leg at Anfield on Wednesday night.

That has inevitably fuelled speculation that a transfer is imminent. French champions Monaco may dig their heels in, but a huge bid from the capital could force their hand. Five players vying for one position.

People within the 25-year-old midfielder's entourage are pointing the finger at Barcelona for manipulating their client and have suggested the Nou Camp club used family members to provide additional pressure.

It's the third bid that the club have turned down this summer, but the player has handed in a written transfer request, so keen is he to join the Catalan club. Fiorentina said Kalinic "will be sanctioned". He started and ended last season in sparkling form, but there was a three-month spell in the middle when the "Little Magician" did a disappearing act.

Barcelona have reportedly shelved their plans to sign Philippe Coutinho.

Now, that option has been taken off the table.

"There are now two possibilities", said Watzke.

If Jurgen Klopp pushes his Anfield bosses to go in for the full €40m, then Barcelona could find themselves beaten.

In such a situation, Diario Gol have mentioned that Barca boss Valverde is ready to offer Andre Gomes to Liverpool. The club made him the best paid player in our history earlier this year.

It was Barcelona that manipulated Coutinho to threaten never playing again (back injury had curious timing) as a ploy to make a move more likely.

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