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Liverpool Echo offer massively encouraging update on Coutinho transfer saga

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The Liverpool Echo have offered Liverpool fans some rare positive news on Barcelona's ongoing pursuit of star midfielder Philippe Coutinho.

Barcelona recently came into €222m following the sale of Neymar to PSG and it's no secret that Liverpool's key midfielder is high on their wishlist.

It's understood that the Catalan giants are willing to offer the Reds more than £100m for the former Inter Milan youngster.

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The 25-year-old Brazilian is reportedly suffering with a back injury and Jurgen Klopp confirmed his omission from this weekend's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

“Since he had a back problem he is not in training," said Klopp as he attempted to avoid questions on Coutinho's future in his pre-match press conference on Thursday.

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"I have nothing bad to say about this. We are not silly, we know it is a very difficult situation - but there’s nothing new to say.

"Phil is not available. Not in training so far," Klopp added. "I have nothing to say about his attitude. He has a back injury. Medical department have no complaints."

According to various reports, Coutinho is pushing for his dream move but Liverpool are unwilling to soften their 'not for sale' stance.

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Considered one of the most reliable sources for news on Liverpool FC, James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo delivered some hugely encouraging news on Thursday afternoon.

He was asked about Coutinho's situation by a Barcelona fan and responded in no uncertain terms (to the delight of Liverpool fans on Twitter).

The tweet strongly suggests Coutinho will be a Liverpool player come September 1st.

Barcelona today completed the shock £36.5m signing of fellow Brazilian international Paulinho from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande.

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The former Spurs flop suffered an embarrassing moment during his unveiling as he attempted to show off his keepy-uppy abilities.

Real Madrid last night completed an emphatic 5-1 Spanish Super Cup win over their rivals and it's no secret that La Blaugrana need to strengthen before the transfer window closes.

Barcelona are also trailing 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele but are being quoted an extortionate fee.

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The German club have reportedly asked for €150m, despite signing the young French winger just one year ago for an estimated €15m fee.

Barcelona typically get their way in transfer sagas but will have to cough up incredible figures to sign either Coutinho or Dembele.

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