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Philippe Coutinho hands in transfer request

11 August 2017, 10:58 | Anna Nguyen

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Speculation over the Brazilian's future at Anfield has been rife for weeks, with Barca reportedly seeing two bids - the second in the region of £90million - rejected by the Premier League club.

Fenway Sports Group, which owns the club, released a statement shortly thereafter saying that no offers for Coutinho would be considered despite his request to leave. The club rejected the request.

Sky Sports News understands Liverpool have so far rejected two bids from Barcelona for the Brazil worldwide, with the latest offer worth up to £90.4m.

Has Coutinho really submitted a transfer request?

On Twitter, Joyce said: "Philippe Coutinho has asked to leave Liverpool".

They said that they want to offer clarity as regards their position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho, ' read a statement on the club's official website.

German boss Klopp backed up the club's owners remarks in his pre-Watford press conference.

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"The doc told me he was not 100 per-cent so we left him at home, but he was part of all sessions and was all good", Klopp said.

Barcelona is looking for a replacement for Neymar, who was sold to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record fee of 222 million euros ($262 million) last week.

He made it clear new players do not have to be brought in for him to be happy - and lamented their injury situation as the season comes ever closer to starting.

"Emre is a very important player for us".

As well as being unavailable for Liverpool's league campaign-opener at Vicarage Road, Coutinho is a doubt for Tuesday's Champions League qualifying play-off first leg against Hoffenheim in Germany. "The rest is between me and all the boys".

Coutinho, was signed by Liverpool for GBP8.5 million in January 2013 and signed a five-year deal which did not include buy-out clause.

So even before a ball has been kicked, Klopp's problems were already mounting.

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