Philippe Coutinho price set by Liverpool — European Paper Talk

Barcelona to bid up to £130million for Philippe Coutinho in January, with sale of Arda Turan to fund Liverpool superstar’s £237,000-a-week wage

Barcelona to bid up to £130million for Philippe Coutinho in January, with sale of Arda Turan to fund Liverpool superstar’s £237,000-a-week wage

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has addressed concerns that a deal has been agreed with Barcelona for a specific fee pertaining to the transfer of Philippe Coutinho in January.

Brazilian Coutinho emerged as Barca's top target last summer but the La Liga giants failed with numerous bids to secure his signature, despite the player handing in a transfer request.

And an amused Klopp said to papers in the UK: "Named a price?"

It has been claimed in Spain that both clubs are talking and Coutinho moving to the Nou Camp in the middle of the season is believed to be a possibility at the moment.

The problem is we've been speaking about players for a long time who are not part of the club, there was a lot of talk during the close season.

And ahead of Liverpool's trip to face Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League, Klopp affirmed his commitment to a player he deemed integral to the club.

He added: "I cannot give an answer for that now".

Barcelona made an offer of up to £118m for Coutinho in the summer
Barcelona made an offer of up to £118m for Coutinho in the summer Aitor Alcade Getty Images

Philippe Coutinho has managed a total of 47 goals and 41 assists in 193 competitive outings for the Reds since joining from Inter Milan. If that happens then we would have to consider that and make our decisions. "But, from what I can see, he's in a positive mood at the moment".

"We will think about it. We always want to help the players".

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Lorenzo Callegari's future is up in the year.

Ernesto Valverde would be expected to sell off the likes of Arda Turan and a few more stars, as they look to bring in the attacker.

However, Klopp revealed Salah is a vastly different personality from the Uruguayan and there is no envy or tension felt by his team-mates. "We just need to be careful", he said.

"That's why we left him out of the squad at Stoke".

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