We are ready to buy Coutinho in January - Barcelona chief warns Liverpool

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Grau however sayd they have not given up and will return for the Brazilian next year.

"The Coutinho-Barcelona link will not go away", he explained.

"We are ready to sign Coutinho or any other player".

The Brazil global missed the start of the season with injury, but has scored three goals on his return to action for Jurgen Klopp's men.

"I will not say how much we offered, but they asked for €200m".

Coutinho even handed in a transfer request in an attempt to force through a move to the Spanish giants but Liverpool refused to change their stance. There's no benefit to Liverpool agreeing to such a scenario, it would be naive, simply pushing the problem to January... unless it was an outright lie and they'll deal with the consequences after Christmas.

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"Of course they are still interested in Coutinho, they've got everything sorted with the player, we've all known that for months".

After having three bids rejected last summer, the third of which was rumoured to be in the region of £119 million, the media are championing different stories with regards to what might happen this January.

That is according to Paul Joyce of The Times, who is knowledgeable when it comes to all matters Liverpool.

Jurgen Klopp needs to build a Liverpool defence worthy of Philippe Coutinho, Garth Crooks has claimed.

At this stage of the season, the hope will be that Coutinho ignores Barcelona's advances and continues to focus on his form at Anfield.

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