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Liverpool flatly deny having demanded €200m for Coutinho

Coutinho was never for sale, that is what Liverpool are maintaining after the transfer deadline was reached on Friday. According to Sky Sports journalist Guillem Balague, the Reds deny having set a price for Philippe Coutinho’s exit.

Said source has assured that Liverpool remained firm throughout the transfer window: Coutinho was never for sale and his continuity was never put to question.

That is the stance maintained by the Reds all summer, even though Barcelona directors Albert Soler and Robert Fernandez insisted that Liverpool quoted €200 million for the midfielder on Friday.

The Premier League outfit’s version of events, as revealed by the mentioned journalist, differs entirely: Liverpool never wanted 200 million euros for the Brazilian.

Barcelona failed with three bids for the 25-year-old and then claimed to have ended their summer-long pursuit when Liverpool put an exorbitant price tag on the player.

However, the Reds maintained throughout the summer that Coutinho would not be sold, even when he handed in a transfer request, Jurgen Klopp insisted the Brazilian is priceless to the team.

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