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Liverpool have made an arragement with Philippe Coutinho regarding his future [Mundo]

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All is not well at Liverpool.

After sealing their return to the Champions League following a positive season last year, Liverpool fans went into this campaign excited about their chances both in the Premier League and in Europe.

However, their season has not started in the way they would have hoped.

After seven games this season, Liverpool already find themselves seven points off the lead, having accumulated a disappointing 12 points from their opening seven games.

They are also struggling to get things going in Europe, having laboured to two draws in their opening two Champions League games.

As a result of their poor form, Jurgen Klopp has already come under fire; primarily for his reluctance to sort out his team's defence in the summer transfer window.

The one positive that can be taken from this year is that their star man, Philippe Coutinho, is still at the club.

This is despite the Brazilian handing in a transfer request in the summer in an attempt to force through a move to Barcelona.

Barcelona's highest offer for the Liverpool midfielder in the summer exceeded £110 million, yet Liverpool deemed Coutinho indispensable.

But, reports in Spain have suggested that the 25-year-old may not be a Liverpool player for much longer.

Mundo Deportivo have reported that following his failed transfer to Barcelona, Coutinho was so dejected that he declared to his club that he would never put on a red shirt again.

However, following crisis talks with Liverpool chiefs, the former Inter man was persuaded to play on having been promised a move to Barcelona in January.

Although he will be unavailable to play in the Champions League, this does not deter Barcelona from making a January move, with Ernesto Valverde wanting his signature in order to strengthen the team in the league and the Copa del Rey.

This would be a major blow for Liverpool, whose season looks set to go from bad to worse.

If Coutinho does get his way and leave in January, Jurgen Klopp will have a seemingly impossible task finding a replacement capable of matching the Brazilian's brilliance.

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