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Barcelona are close to submitting a new offer for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, with the Reds said to be willing to consider a bid of €150million, says Sky Sports journalist Guillem Balague.

Balague, who has established himself as a reliable source for elite information on Spanish football, news and transfer gossip, claims that Catalan media reports suggesting a bid had been submitted are wrong. However, he did report that a bid is soon to be made for the playmaker and that an offer of €150million would make Liverpool consider a deal.

Balague posted the update on his Twitter account on Thursday morning. Coutinho is Barcelona’s top target and reportedly, talks over a potential switch are poised to open this week. The potential transfer would bring an end to a saga that has gone on for the best part of 18 months and looked like it might come to an end last August.

The latest reports suggest that the Reds, in a bid to lessen the move’s impact, tried to postpone it until the end of the current campaign. According to Goal, there was a possibility of agreeing on an advanced deal ahead of the 2018/19 season. However, the Brazilian and Barcelona opposed it and are insistent on an immediate transfer.

While there has been some talk that Liverpool should wait until after the World Cup because Coutinho’s price might go up further, that specifically what the Catalans don’t want. They want to get it secured right now to avoid paying more.

Coutinho, in scintillating form for Liverpool after submitting a transfer request that was rejected in August, has been resolute on pushing a move to Camp Nou after five years of service at Anfield that has produced no trophies.

The 25-year-old’s departure will leave a large hole in Jurgen Klopp’s squad, with 12 goals and 8 assists coming from the Brazilian this term. But Coutinho maintains the stance that he cannot ignore the lifetime opportunity of playing for a prestigious club like Barcelona.

Klopp was hellbent in his stance that Coutinho was not for sale at any price in the summer, but with the playmaker maintaining his intention to depart and the Catalan giants on the verge of tabling an acceptable bid for his services, it looks a move is inevitable.

Frustrating, to say the least!

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James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo has claimed that the Reds are not interested in launching a bid for Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele in January.

Liverpool have been linked with a massive £85million (h/t Liverpool Echo) deal for the French forward, however, the report claims that Jurgen Klopp is not willing to buy players in January as he believes the team can challenge on all fronts.

The French attacker joined the Catalan giants from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £135million (h/t Liverpool Echo), but injuries have hurt his progress at Barcelona.

Pearce did believe that Klopp could spend in the winter window only if we are dealt with a number of injuries.

Liverpool are second in the Premier League and have a decent chance of making it out of their Champions League group too.

However, some fans were not happy with the report from Pearce and wanted the club to sign an attacking midfielder in the winter window.

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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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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.

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