The 25-year-old has been firmly in the sights of Barcelona since the summer, with the midfield maestro subject to three bids from the Spanish giants which were all strongly turned down by Liverpool.
However, it is understood that Coutinho is thankful for the Reds' 'interest and affection' but has once again stated his desire to join Barcelona. The Spanish outlet has claimed the Brazil international is not interested in the money as he has agreed to take a pay cut to secure his dream move.
#LFC I'd like to see #FSG offer Coutinho a big fat new contract. Something the lad would find it hard to say no too. Because for me that would show and shut up fans that the VVD purchase does not come from the sale of— Pete LFC4LIFE Taylor (@Pete_au4271) December 28, 2017
Coutinho but a real statement of intent for success.
With the January transfer window now open the Reds will seemingly be prepared for another onslaught from Barcelona, but with no release clause in his contract the Premier League club remain in a strong bargaining position.