Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Liverpool FC furious with latest Barcelona transfer offer for Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool FC furious with latest Barcelona transfer offer for Philippe Coutinho

Barcelona will reportedly try again to sign Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho and will make a bid of €120 million in January.

Barcelona tried to lure Coutinho to Camp Nou in an effort to replace Neymar before the transfer window closed but Liverpool refused to sell the Brazil global.

Coutinho missed the Reds' last 3 fixtures, a pair of Premier League games versus Huddersfield and West Ham, along with a Champions League matchup with Maribor, after picking up a thigh problem.

But he has declared himself fit for Brazil's clash with England on Tuesday night at Wembley.

But Coutinho has been in full training since Thursday and says he is fit to face England, "Unfortunately, I could not play for Liverpool in the past three games because of injury. I have fully recovered and I am in a good shape to be available for the match with England".

The Brazil global, seen as Andres Iniesta's successor in midfield, wants to play for Barcelona.

Brazil global Rafinha, who is now injured, wants to leave the club in search of first-team action elsewhere ahead of next summer's World Cup.

"Wearing the yellow shirt is always a real honour". "England will be our first European opponent under Tite [Brazil coach]".

The 25-year-old is said to be "desperate" to move to Barcelona, who will return for their transfer target. It will no doubt be a hard encounter. Coutinho, meanwhile, has said that for the moment he is happy at Liverpool.

"I'm always a happy person but right now, my focus is exclusively on the national team and once the match is over, then it will be Liverpool".

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