Liverpool have issued a warning to Barcelona that their star player Philippe Coutinho is not for sale this summer transfer window.
The Brazil international is attracting interest from the Catalan club as they look to find a replacement for Neymar. The latter left Camp Nou and made a switch to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record fee of â¬222m (Â£200m) on 3 August.
Jurgen Klopp has maintained his stand that Coutinho is not for sale, despite strong interest from Barcelona. However, the Spanish publication Sport suggested that the La Liga giants will be pushing for a transfer as they believe the player is open to the idea of joining them this summer.
Barcelona's initial bid of Â£72m was turned down by the Merseyside club for the former Inter Milan man. They came up with their latest bid of â¬100m (Â£90.3m), which has also been rejected by Liverpool claims the BBC.
Liverpool have revealed their stance on the playmaker after releasing a statement on their official website on 11 August.
A statement on Liverpool's official website read, "We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho. The club's definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes."
The Reds owners, Fenway Sports Group's (FSG) decision to retain Coutinho will come as a welcome boost for Liverpool supporters, especially with the 2017/18 season set to kick-off on Saturday. They travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford.