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11th Aug, 2017 | 11:04am

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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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.

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