Ex-PSG star Da Fonseca: Coutinho better for Barcelona than Dembele

Ex-PSG star Da Fonseca: Coutinho better for Barcelona than Dembele

"I received a job offer, like in life whatever work you do".

Coutinho made his position clear by submitting a transfer request in an attempt to force the move through, but this too was immediately rejected by Liverpool.

"Everything is done now and I have to concentrate to ensure I have a good year and help my team".

"But it is also a great honour being here".

Liverpool denied putting a price tag on Coutinho earlier this month, Sky sources understand, but Barcelona's president has reiterated the Spanish club ended their pursuit due to the Reds' asking price.

"I am not going to say how much we offered for him".

Despite missing out on Coutinho and seeing Dembele pick up an untimely knock, Bartomeu has moved to rule out further incomings at Camp Nou during the January window.

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"It was a hard month for me, but now it's all over, and I must focus on having a good season, helping my team, thinking about Liverpool and the national team".

"I earned my place during the last four, five years and I've never had a problem with anyone here". Sometimes you're interested and sometimes you're not.

After returning from injury, Coutinho managed to get 78 minutes under his belt before being substituted.

Mane has been in stunning form for Liverpool with three goals already this campaign and many now feel he is more important to Jurgen Klopp's side than Coutinho.

At the end of a week in which Liverpool also lost 5-0 at Manchester City and were held at home by Sevilla in their opening Champions League group game, Klopp was left trying to lift his frustrated team and supporters.

"Seven changes and playing this type of football, no one should take it for granted".

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