Philippe Coutinho 'not for sale' this summer: Liverpool

| Updated: Aug 12, 2017 00:20 IST

London [UK], August 11 (ANI): Ending the brouhaha around Philippe Coutinho, Liverpool has issued a statement confirming that the Brazilian mid-fielder will not be sold this summer and will remain a Liverpool player when the window closes. Shattering the hopes of Barcelona, a statement on Liverpool's website echoed, "The club's definitive stance is that no offers for Coutinho will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes." As reported by the Independent, Liverpool Manager Norbert Klopp said that there is no price-limit to let him (Coutinho) go. The manager said, "Liverpool is not a club that has to sell players. That is set in stone. So what they pay in the end doesn't matter." Barcelona offered £72 million for the player in its first bid, which was rejected. Liverpool stood firm in its stance and also rejected the second bid of £90.4 million. The confirmation issued now will shut down further attempts from Barcelona. Coutinho, was signed by Liverpool for £8.5 million in January 2013 and signed a five-year deal which did not include buy-out clause. The 25-year-old star of Liverpool notched 14 goals for the team in last term. The lead scorer of the team helped the Reds to finish fourth in the Premier league. (ANI)

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