Coutinho hands in LFC transfer request - declined
- Author: Stacy Allen Aug 13, 2017,
Aug 13, 2017, 0:50
And after Liverpool's opening day draw away to Watford, Sky Sports' Kaveh Solhekol has reported that a number of Coutinho's teammates sympathise with the player, and fully understand why he wants to move away from Anfield.
Former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise has his say on Philippe Coutinho's transfer situation.
Coutinho is unhappy that FSG has refused to negotiate with the Spanish giants over a possible transfer and publicly stated he will not be sold at any price in this window.
In a statement on Friday, the club's owners said its "definitive stance" was that "no offers will be considered".
I don't expect Watford to allow Liverpool to hit them on the break and expect to see a solid Hornets performance with all-eyes on Nathaniel Chalobah, who has been nibbled at in the betting to make Gareth Southgate's squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation and is 4/1 to make the Three Lions squad from 5/1 with BetVictor.
Liverpool owners FSG - who consist of John W Henry, the Principal Owner, Chairman Tom Werner and Sports President Mike Gordon - also released a statement that Coutinho is not for sale this window. Other players to have asked to be put on the transfer list this summer include Leicester's Riyad Mahrez, Southampton's Virgil Van Dijk, Arsenal's Lucas Pérez and Diego Costa in the hope of speeding up their respective moves to Roma, Liverpool, Deportivo and Atlético.
"It's hard now as he doesn't want to be there - Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world but he doesn't want to be there".
According to reports from the Guardian, Coutinho requested his transfer via email, but the Reds have rejected it straightaway. I have no influence on the players who aren't available.
Should he leave, how can Liverpool replace him, given that they've failed to spend the money they already have?
The Reds twice fell behind in the first half and went in at the break 2-1 down but managed to fight back in the second half, only for Miguel Britos to score a last-minute equaliser deep into stoppage time.
"You can read it and there is nothing else to say about it".