Philippe Coutinho Named In Liverpool’s Champions League Squad Despite Handing In Transfer Request

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Philippe Coutinho has been named in Liverpool’s Champions League squad after failing to secure a move to Barcelona during the transfer window.

Coutinho handed in a transfer request but remains at Anfield after the club rejected three bids from Barcelona, the final offer being worth up to £118m.

The 25-year-old is currently on international duty with Brazil and scored in their World Cup Qualifier win against Ecuador on Thursday.

Coutinho will return to the UK after Tuesday’s game against Colombia and he could make his first appearance of the season for Liverpool in Saturday’s crunch Premier League clash with Manchester City.

Coutinho was always a guaranteed starter last year but Klopp will have a big decision to make ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Manchester City.

The 25-year-old has not kicked a ball in the Premier League so far, having expressed his desire to quit Anfield for the Nou Camp, but in his absence Liverpool have taken seven points from the first nine available.

There seems little chance Klopp will put Coutinho straight back into his team for the trip to the Etihad Stadium, given Liverpool thrashed Arsenal 4-0 in their last fixture, but Klopp will assess him when he returns to Melwood.

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