Klopp responds to £22.5m bid for Liverpool first teamer - report
By Alex Stevens
Liverpool have told Paris Saint-Germain that Philippe Coutinho is not for sale at any price, according to a report.
The Sun claim the cash-rich Europeans had a £22.5million bid for the Liverpool playmaker rejected out of hand by manager Jurgen Klopp during the summer.
It is said PSG have continued their pursuit of Coutinho but the Merseysiders have stood firm in their desire to hold on to one of their key players.
The report states that PSG have scoured Europe’s top leagues to land yet another star player and set their sights on the 24-year-old, who moved to Anfield from Inter Milan in 2013 for £8.5million.
Coutinho, who has four years remaining on his current Liverpool contract, has become a key figure in the team since signing three-and-a-half years ago and was named the club’s player of the year last season.
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The attacker has started the new campaign in impressive form, providing three assists and scoring four goals in eight fixtures.
He has been pivotal to the Reds’ good start to the season and Jurgen Klopp’s side are currently placed in fourth, two points from top of the league Manchester City.
The Merseysiders have scored an impressive 18 league goals from their first seven fixtures in the new campaign and they face fierce rivals Manchester United on Monday.
The two famous English clubs will meet at Anfield, which will see a battle between fourth and sixth place.
In other Liverpool transfer news, the Reds are interested in signing Burnley defender Michael Keane.