Liverpool Respond To Barcelona’s Claim That They Wanted £183M For Coutinho
Liverpool have denied Barcelona’s claim that they needed 200million euros (£183m) for playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
Barcelona’s director Albert Soler said the Reds put that valuation on the Brazilian on the last day of the Spanish exchange window on Friday.
Liverpool turned down three offers from the Spanish side for Coutinho, who had influenced an exchange to ask for, and keep up the 25-year-old was not available to be purchased.
The Anfield club see Barcelona’s claim as “totally false”.
“Liverpool were requesting 200m and intelligently we didn’t acknowledge that,” said Soler at a news gathering on Saturday.
“We thank the player for the endeavors he made, on the grounds that he made a major exertion and demonstrated he needed to play for us.
“The circumstance finished as it finished and there is nothing else we can do.”
Barcelona needed Coutinho subsequent to offering his Brazil partner Neymar to Paris St-Germain for a world record charge of £200m.
Liverpool said Coutinho was not available to be purchased and dismissed offers of £72m, £90m and one in the district of £114m before the due date in Spain, which shut a day later than in England.
Coutinho, who scored 14 GOALS last season and went through a month and a half out with a lower leg damage, Signed another five-year DEAL at Anfield in January which did exclude a RELEASE CLAUSE.
He at that point said he needed to leave through email, a day prior to the Reds opened their Premier League crusade at Watford on 12 August.
“Back injury” has constrained him to miss each of the three best flight GAMES this season and the two legs of a Champions League qualifier against TSG Hoffenheim, which the Reds won 6-3 on total.
Be that as it may, the midfielder showed up of the season when he played for Brazil in a 2-0 prevail upon Ecuador in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday, scoring the second objective.