Liverpool have told Barcelona that Philippe Coutinho is not for sale – at any price. This seems to be the stand Liverpool are going to take on the Brazilian playmaker, regardless of the money thrown their way. Barcelona have taken 2 players from Liverpool in the past and neither players have since been replaced…Javier Mascherano and Luis Suarez. 

Since Coutinho has signed a contract, the optimism has dropped for Liverpool fans as this was exactly the steps that was taken by one Luis Suarez before his eventual sale to Barcelona for £75mil. The team at the moment seems to be built round Coutinho and Firmino so letting one of those two go would be very counterproductive. Especially woth the Reds looking likely to capture one of the Champions League places for the following season. 

-YM