Lionel Messi Reportedly Tells Friends That Barcelona Have Philippe Coutinho Deal

However, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists they won't sell their star man at any price and they are under no pressure to cash-in as Coutinho is tied to a long-term contract at Anfield. The word "not" means there is no interpretation.

Reports from Spain claim that Barcelona had a £72m bid for Coutinho rejected last week by the Reds, and there are further insinuations that Coutinho has set his heart on a transfer to Spain.

"I hope Jürgen will win in the qualification round and then Liverpool will help make the Champions League more competitive".

Liverpool cashed in on Suarez but the Premier League's current financial climate strengthens the Reds' stance over Coutinho.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to bring Rafinha to the club from Barcelona, reports Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, but sees it as entirely separate from the speculation surrounding Philippe Coutinho.

"Liverpool did a fantastic season a year ago".

Coutinho's potential move to the Camp Nou is complicated by Messi's reportedly soon-to-be ex-team-mate Neymar, who has been courting his Brazil compatriot to join him in Paris via WhatsApp, according to Joaquim Piera of Catalan daily Sport.

Klopp, however, believes Liverpool were very unlucky last season and thinks they can win the title in the next.

Origi was withdrawn from the starting line-up for Saturday's friendly against Hertha Berlin late on after reporting a tight hamstring while Gomez, who played in the 3-0 victory, has a minor knee problem.

"We try to stay open all the time, but with Pep he is our connecting point to the present and the future, so that's really, really important", Klopp added. "We still have a few little problems there".

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