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Liverpool fans were blessed with news of Virgil Van Dijk’s signing right after Christmas but they were also sent into panic mode when news surfaced that Philippe Coutinho will leave us this January itself. Now, we cannot say that we never saw this coming.

The player was poised to move to Barcelona last summer itself but the move did not materialise. Like a true professional, Coutinho took it in his stride and soldiered on for Liverpool and put in some truly spectacular performances.

However, with the January window up and running, the Catalan giants are understood to have come knocking again, only to get their man this time. If latest reports from Spain (h/t Metro) are to be believed, the player is on his way to Spain today and the deal is already done.

In fact, at this point, it is more a question of ‘when’ and not ‘if’. Barcelona will offer a sum in the region of £142million for the Brazilian playmaker and while that is quite a hefty amount, there is no doubt that Coutinho’s absence will create a massive void for us.

That said, moving to Barcelona is understood to have been a dream move for Coutinho. After reaching Spain, he is expected to be present at the club’s game against Levante tomorrow. Although everything seems done at this point, Barcelona chiefs are being tight-lipped about the move. Reports do state that the paperwork has been completed and that itself is a major indicator of the fact that Coutinho is close to completing the coveted move to Camp Nou.

The report also goes on to state that Coutinho has already bid farewell to his Liverpool teammates and will join Barcelona in training from Monday. If that happens, we might all see him in a Barcelona jersey for the first time when the Spanish giants play Celta Vigo next Wednesday.

While the situation looks good for the Catalans, the fact remains that we need to find a replacement for Coutinho, especially with reports suggesting that Emre Can could leave this summer. A move for Dani Ceballos is understood to be on the cards and with Naby Keita set to arrive in the summer, Liverpool might just make do with what they have.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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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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