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Liverpool refuses to accept any Coutinho bids

Liverpool have released a statement in which it stressed that no bids for reported Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho will be considered.

Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group have stated that no offers will be considered for Philippe Coutinho during the transfer window.

Coutinho, who was ruleed out of his club's Premier League opener against Watford, has been heavily linked with Barcelona and is reported to have been the subject of a bid in the region of $A140million from the Catalans, which was rejected.

Klopp has always maintained that Coutinho would not be sold but he hopes that FSG's public stance will draw a line under the issue.

"I don't think I ever told you anything about what I spoke about with the players, did I? I turned 50 in the summer and I forget things," Klopp said. "I think I've said it already a few times but maybe it's not 100 per cent clear. Now you can read it. That's the way it will go."

Klopp also dismissed the notion that it is his responsibility to keep Coutinho happy at Anfield.

"I can't keep players happy. I can't keep you happy. That's how life is. It's just that Phil is not available for us and for me that's the bigger issue. The rest is between me and all the boys."


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