The representative of Philippe Coutinho has indicated that Barcelona have no plans of sanctioning the attacker’s sale despite the speculation in the media. The Brazil international had a mixed campaign with the Blaugrana last term and he was particularly disappointing in the league where he managed just five goals and two assists.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have recently been touted re-sign Coutinho as they seek to close the gap to Premier League champions Manchester City. However, it appears that they may not have the opportunity of doing so, considering the Blaugrana are not interested in sanctioning the sale of the former Internacional graduate.
Nonetheless, the Reds won’t have any hiccups over the same, considering they have the capacity to lure other top-class players after celebrating Champions League success last term. Meanwhile, the Merseyside outfit still possess the services of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who could make a difference next season after missing most of the previous campaign with a serious knee problem.
The former Arsenal man was instrumental towards the Reds’ journey to the Champions League final one year ago and he should be eager to make amends for the lost time through injury. Aside from Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana remains another player who can make the difference, though the former Southampton man has been hampered by multiple niggles over the past 18 months.