Liverpool fans react on Twitter after club confirms stance on Coutinho
By Abigail Withey
Liverpool fans have expressed their excitement on Twitter after the club released an official statement which revealed that Philippe Coutinho would not be sold during the transfer window.
Over recent weeks there has been a lot of speculation surrounding the 25-year-old’s future at Anfield after a number of reports suggested that Barcelona had submitted two mega-money bids for the playmaker.
The club have now put all the transfer speculation to bed after the Fenway Sport Group released an official statement on the club’s website stating that “no offers for Philippe will be considered” and that the midfielder would remain as a member of the club after the summer window shuts.
Reds fans have taken to social media to express their delight surrounding the statement, with many supporters declaring how nervous they were to click on the link in case it said he was moving to Barcelona.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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I've not been this anxious clicking a link since I got my final university results.
— Jack (@WorkTheSpace) August 11, 2017
Nice one, now we concentrate on buying some good football players.
— Ben (@LFC_NEW5) August 11, 2017
Fantastic news!! At least you learned something from Leipzig. Kindly keep your word and get VVD done then we'll be a happy lot. #LFC
— Jurgen Meister???????? (@SS_LFC) August 11, 2017
YESSSSSSS BYE BARCA
— Alex Oxlade Chambersam (@sh19ynwa) August 11, 2017
Good, good news. Now lets go man, lets sign one or two players that make us a side that strikes fear into every other club around the world!
— Raoul Duke (@HSThompson61) August 11, 2017
Hey Barca : pic.twitter.com/kvIvSnekfM
— My Surname is Khan™ (@ejaz_k) August 11, 2017
The arrogance of Barca, they think if they click their fingers player's will go running towards them!!
— Bob Unsworth (@BobUnsworth2) August 11, 2017
Liverpool head to Vicarage Road to face Watford in their Premier League opener on Saturday, but it’s unlikely that Coutinho will feature in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
The 28-capped Brazil international has been suffering with a niggling back injury and it’s unlikely that the Merseyside boss will want to risk the problem getting worse at the beginning of the season.
Klopp will face a difficult decision when naming his squad for the weekend as a number of other players will be sidelined with injury including Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne out.
In other Liverpool news, the Reds are losing ground to one of Europe’s top clubs in the race to sign this Bundesliga attacker.