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Coutinho submits transfer request

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has submitted a transfer request, hours after the Premier League club released a statement saying he is not for sale.


Coutinho stated his desire to leave via email. The club rejected the request.

On Wednesday, the Reds  rejected a 100 million euros bid  (£90m) from Barcelona for the 25-year-old, who is out of today’s  trip to Watford with injury.

In a statement on Friday, the club’s owners said its “definitive stance” was that “no offers will be considered”.

Speaking at an earlier news conference previewing the league match at Vicarage Road (12:30 BST kick-off), Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said the Brazilian would miss the season opener because of a back problem.


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