Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has warned Barcelona that Philippe Coutinho will not be sold this summer for any price.
Barcelona had a bid of around £90million rejected for Coutinho last night, the second offer they’ve made so far this transfer window.
The 25-year-old is said to be keen on a move to the Camp Nou but Liverpool are desperate to keep him and do not believe they have sufficient time remaining to replace him.
Craig Bellamy claimed today that it would be ‘impossible’ for Liverpool to hold onto Coutinho but Klopp maintains he will not be sold this summer.
‘Liverpool is not a club that has to sell players. That is set in stone. So what they offer in the end doesn’t matter,’ said Klopp.
‘From a financial standpoint, there is no price limit to let him go. No price at which we are ready to give in. Our goal is to have the best possible team. So we want to keep our guys and add new ones. That is our plan.’
‘Today, no player on the planet is unsellable. But a transfer is also a question of timing and if you have the opportunity and the need to react to such a transfer.
‘Also you have to ask, if you have the time to react. But just because of one request of one club, we don’t have to think about that. We are not in that situation.’