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Philippe Coutinho Misses Liverpool Trip As Barcelona Talk Grows

July 22 2018, 11:47 | Van Peters

It's understood the fee consists of an initial 120 million euros, with a further 40 million euros hinging on add-ons involved in the signing.

"Maybe they needed to make a statement because of what's happened with Neymar recently", Lampard said.

The solidarity payment amounts to just five percent of the agreed transfer fee, with the buying club withholding that figure and then distributes it among clubs who qualify for payment.

"Philippe was insistent with me, the owners and even his teammates this was a move he was desperate to make happen", Klopp said.

Speculation has been growing about a renewed bid of potentially £140million for Coutinho from Barcelona, who had three offers rejected - the last totalling £118m - in the summer.

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"I can tell the Liverpool supporters that we, as a club, have done everything within our means to convince Philippe that remaining part of Liverpool was as attractive as moving to Spain, but he is 100 per cent certain his future - and that of his family - belongs at Barcelona".

He will not be eligible to play for Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 tie against Chelsea, having already played a key role in Liverpool's qualification for the knockout phase.

WHEN Barcelona or Real Madrid come calling, top players rarely refuse the call.

"We all wish him the best, he's done marvellous service for Liverpool, he's had a really good six months". Since the start of the 2015-16 Premier League season, Mahrez has scored 30 goals and assisted 21.



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