Philippe Coutinho

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  1. Jul 21, 2017
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    Rafateria Full Member

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    Barcelona have bid €80million (£72m) for Liverpool's Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

    Liverpool agreed a new deal until 2022 with the 25-year-old playmaker last season and are expected to reject the offer, feeling it falls short of the player's true value in the current market.

    That is unlikely to deter Barcelona, who have identified Coutinho as the replacement for Andres Iniesta, who is 33 and in the last year of what is beginning to look like his final contract at the Nou Camp.


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    Coutinho only signed a new five-year contract back in January worth £150,000 per week and there is no release clause.

    Coutinho's comments in May.

    “Stay here and they will end up building a statue in your honour. Go somewhere else, to Barcelona, to Bayern Munich, to Real Madrid, and you will be just another player. Here you can be something more. I have a long contract with Liverpool. Speculation is for journalists only. The whole team is playing well, today was a very important victory, next season it’s the Champions League".
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    Rajma Full Member

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    Countinho only has himself to blame now for signing that contract.
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    Varun Moderator

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    Any confirmed reports of the bid? It'd be funny if he spoke all that gaff last season and then said Yes to Barca as soon as they approached him :lol:
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    balaks Full Member

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    Is he really good enough for Barcelona?
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    MUFC OK Full Member

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    Think he'd want to go but expect the Scousers to try and hold out for £100m, not sure Barca would pay that.
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    WackyWengerWorld Full Member

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    As much as a weaker Liverpool benefits Arsenal I'll say with all sincerity good luck to them holding onto their player. It's annoying see Barce/Real think they can cherry pick all the best PL players whenever they fancy. And in truth they're low balling a bit with 70m in this market.
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    Unmutual Full Member

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    Would be a good fit for both parties. There's a definite hole for an attacking creative midfielder now that Iniesta is a part-timer. In previous years it seemed like anyone going to Barca would be a sub at best, as Turan was, but this coming season Coutinho would be very likely to get a first team berth. That opportunity may not arrive again. And who wouldnt fancy loading up the ammo for Messi, Suarez and (maybe) Neymar?

    That said, Barca have very little leverage over Liverpool. Barca aren't rich enough to make Liverpool an offer they can't refuse. The only way it would happen would be if Coutinho really pushed for a move. While he may fancy the move, I don't think he's likely to down tools & piss off Liverpool fans over it.
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    Dumbstar Full Member

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    If they sell Neymar we won't be interested in no excuses. No sirree. He's worth how much we think and how much they're desperate enough to pay. Coutinho will have to agitate but Klopp is shrewd enough and FSG doubly so for signing him on to 2022. Plus Coutinho is a jolly nice bloke and if he plays ball and we get the price then I will wish him all the best.

    Personally I'd rather he left next summer after helping us to top four again. Then we can offer Keita silly salaries (because his release clause will make him cheap anyway). We would surely miss Coutinho but we've had worse departures (Owen, Suarez, Mascherano, Alonso, heck even Arbeloa was bad leave at the wrong time).
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    72m in the current climate (especially to a rich club like Liverpool) is too low for Coutinho. If Barca offers 100m pounds, would be interesting to see if Liverpool will sell or not.

    Liverpool should not sell him at any price this summer though. He is on a long contract and his value isn't going down soon enough. Better to keep him and build next season.
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    Rafateria Full Member

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    Klopp verified it when saying he's not for sale during a presser in HK.
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    Varun Moderator

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    Yeah, he'd take over from Iniesta. Possibly even as Neymar's replacement now.
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    Varun Moderator

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    Cheers, not sure why he felt the need to talk shit last year then.
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    prtk0811 Full Member

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    Should be 150m euros.
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    72m is more than justified for him. Even in this market he isnt worth 100m.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Yes?
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    Bojan11 Full Member

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    £72m is a lot of money considering his input and injuries.
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    JB08 Searches for nude pics of Marcos Rojo

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    I don't see why he'd want to stay, to be completely honest.
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    Icemav Full Member

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    He makes a very good point in his comments. He is just as likely to bit part player as he is a success at Barca. Liverpool is a great platform for him. That aside if they offer him a ridiculous salary increase then things change.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    Liverpool in the last 7-8 years have lost a lot of their best years to better clubs. Torres, Alonso, Mascherano, Sterling, Suarez etc. Won't be surprised if Coutinho will be the next but I guess he'll go at around 90m.
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    What's the weirdest part of this is that the Daily Mail seems to have got another exclusive (along with the Lukaku deal).
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    harms Full Member

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    If he is replacing Iniesta, they would have even more midfield problems than they do now. As a Neymar's replacement he makes sense, even though he is a downgrade from him.
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    cyberman Full Member

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    The only way he's worth that much is if they shorten the league to 4 months.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    His input has increased a lot in the last few years it seems. 20 goals and assists in 31 appearances this year isn't bad at all for a wide-playmaker type.
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    Needham Full Member

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    He's 25 but should go now and continue his footballing education, take in anything he can from Iniesta in his twilight seasons. Otherwise stay at Liverpool 10 more years, win a League Cup, and have Jordan Henderson lead the orchestrated wooden twitter bye bye video.
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    Varun Moderator

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    Yeah, depends on how they rejig the setup. If he's to take over from Iniesta, they can't have outright flamboyance out wide in place of Neymar.
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    It's a World Cup year and its best he stays at Liverpool.
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    Peanut Butter Full Member

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    No.
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    VP89 likes to shower with phones

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    Times reported it as well, FWIW. 72m GBP I think.
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    The Bloody-Nine Full Member

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    I find it hilarious how fans now deem any reasonably good player as being worth £100 million. List of players who have actually been transferred for £100 million? None.
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    Am i the only one that feels Coutinho is quite overrated? Don't get me wrong he's a talented player but I wouldn't classify him as one of the best in the League like a few people do

    He seems to have a few months each season where he looks absolutely brilliant but then completely disappears for the rest of it. He'll score an absolute stunner and make a ridiculously good pass now and again but there's no consistency.
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    The Bloody-Nine Full Member

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    You are not the only one.
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    Great news for Coutinho, he's brought a lot to the PL and deserves a shot a bigger club.
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    Rafateria Full Member

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    I agree. For a full 8 months the fee should be doubled.
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    shaggy Prefers blue over red, loathed by Spurs fans

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    Surprised Barca are interested. He's very good but doesn't seem Barca level to me.
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    FCBarca Mes que un Rag

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    B20 Giggsy! Giggsy! Giggsy!

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    Depends on how well he will steer clear of injuries I think. It took him a long time to find his stride after coming back from it this season.
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    Klopp said that Liverpool are NOT a selling club. :)
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    His career would die in Barcelona
    . It only makes sense if Neymar is living
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    Kurosawa New Member

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    How many of Barca's current 11 are 'Barca level '?

    Coutinho is pretty much as good as it gets as an Iniesta replacement since they can't get Thiago. But I doubt they can get him this window (unless he bites someone) This season he will showcase just how good he is in midfield as it seems that's where he will be deployed.
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    Do you think he is more important for liverpool than lukaku was for everton? I'd say probably not personally. But then liverpool hold all the cards on this one.
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