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Philippe Coutinho

With ‘Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona’ rumours getting dragged week after week, Spanish news outlet Don Balon has now claimed that Jurgen Klopp will demand Gerard Deulofeu in exchange when Barcelona return for Coutinho in January transfer window.

Barcelona have been very open about their pursuit of Coutinho and have already seen three bids for the Brazilian get rejected. Despite all this, the club themselves have conceded that they will return in January with renewed hopes of signing their prime target.

“We are ready to buy Coutinho in the winter market, or any player the technical staff request,” Barcelona’s chief executive Oscar Grau was quoted as saying by Daily Telegraph.

Coutinho, on his part, has been keen on moving to Barcelona, but saw Liverpool play hardball during the summer. However, with Barcelona ready to attempt a second raid on Liverpool, Klopp has reportedly identified former Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu as a replacement of Coutinho.

Deulofeu spent three years with Everton, but had an utterly unproductive spell. He was ineffective most of the time and it is certainly hard to see him filling Coutinho’s boots at Anfield.

Barcelona activated their buy-back clause to re-sign Deulofeu this summer but the Spaniard has only managed a goal and an assist in 7 league outings. Barcelona are certainly short in numbers despite signing Ousmane Demebele this summer, hence, we can expect a heavy transfer activity from the Catalonians.

Recently, both Sport and Mundo Deportivo claimed that Barcelona’s technical secretary Robert Fernandez and club scout Urbano Ortega attended Liverpool’s game against Tottenham at Wembley and that both were actually keeping tabs on Coutinho. Furthermore, Mundo Deportivo has even claimed that Barcelona “have an agreement” with Coutinho since last summer transfer window.

Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian is reportedly expected to meet Liverpool officials in coming days in order to sanction his client’s ‘€80m (£71.3m) plus €30m in add-ons’ move to Spain. But given how Deulofeu has performed in his career so far, the rumour of him moving to Anfield can be dismissed without the slightest of doubts. However, it now remains to be seen what lies next for Coutinho.

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Liverpool target doesn’t rule out moving to the Premier League in the future



Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulisic hasn’t ruled out playing in the Premier League someday. The American is one of the best youngsters in the Bundesliga and was brought to Borussia Dortmund by Jurgen Klopp.

The Express reports that Liverpool have been linked with a move for the 20-year-old.

Pulisic was quoted by the Express as saying:

“England, the Premier League, is a league where lots of kids dream of playing.

“So there is no reason why maybe one day I won’t play here.”

The Express adds that Klopp bid £11million for the American in 2016 but Dortmund rejected that offer. Pulisic has helped the club to the top of the Bundesliga this season and has two goals and two assists.

The report adds that Manchester United are also interested in the 20-year-old, and could rival any bid made by the Anfield giants.

The American added that he is enjoying his season with the Germans and knows that tabloid tales are part of the game.

Pulisic would be a wonderful addition to the team, and the youngster can play in a number of positions in the attacking third.

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The 20-year-old would not come on the cheap, however, Klopp can make the American better at Anfield. It will be interesting to see what happens in the winter window, and if we get Pulisic, it would be the blockbuster deal of the January window,

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“Looks sad, unwilling”, “Cheer up mate” – Some Liverpool fans believe star attacker is unhappy playing for national side



Mohamed Salah Liverpool

Mohamed Salah was recently in the news after being caught wearing a Playboy shirt. While many commented on his style, the Egyptian posted yet another image before the international break.

Salah is set to play for Egypt in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Tunisia on Friday, and the pressure would be on the Liverpool man to get the three points for the Pharaohs.

The Liverpool attacker shared an image suggesting he was ready to play for the national side.

However, some of his Twitter followers weren’t happy with the picture he selected and believed the 26-year-old was unhappy playing for the Pharaohs.

Salah has been exceptional for club and country in recent years with Egypt making it to the World Cup in the summer.

The Reds reached the Champions League final but Salah had to be subbed after 30 minutes due to an injury.

The 26-year-old has 11 goals for club and country this season and will be important for both sides throughout the campaign.

However, the fans weren’t letting go of the picture easily, and here are some of their reactions from Twitter.

Read more: “It is not easy but I’m trying” – Liverpool star opens up about huge price tag and how he wants to improve

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Liverpool target’s agent claims player is happy at current club



Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, has claimed that the Frenchman is not looking to leave Barcelona.

Calciomercato reports that the Barcelona star was linked with a move to Liverpool, however, Sissoko was speaking to RMC Sport about the future of the 21-year-old.

Mundo Deportivo (h/t Calciomercato) quoted Sissoko as saying:

“The club is happy with Ousmane.

“Dembele doesn’t care about criticisms. Some of them are unfair. He is 20, he plays for Barcelona and he had a great start to the season.”

The agent further claimed that the player has to do better and the Frenchman was sick for a while which led to a few controversies.

Sissoko added that the national team manager and Barcelona’s Eric Abidal were happy with the attacker.

“Ousmane keeps working for a big club, the manager likes him and the same goes for Deschamps. I know Abidal is also very happy with how he is training and working for his club.”

Dembele seems to be doing better when compared to the same time frame last season. The Frenchman has scored four goals from 11 La Liga games and has one from two Champions League ties.

The former Borussia Dortmund player would be an amazing signing for the Reds, but we would have to pay a huge amount to sign him from Barcelona.

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The 21-year-old would certainly improve our attack, and it will be interesting to see what our activity would be in the winter window.

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