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Deal Almost Done as star player leaves training ground amid Transfer links



Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has left the club’s training base as rumour surrounding his future gathers momentum.

The Brazil international midfielder has submitted a transfer request at Anfield Stadium in a bid to attempt and push through a transfer to La Liga giants FC Barcelona, who are desperately willing to lavish in the region of £100million to tempt him to the Camp Nou.

Barcelona definitely have almost double that amount in their pocket after Brazilian Neymar Jr joined big spender Paris Saint-Germain earlier in the summer.

Philippe Coutinho has been left out of Liverpool’s squad for their all important UEFA Champions League playoff qualifier in Hoffenheim on Tuesday evening due to a back injury.

It is the same back injury which prevented Coutinho from being named in the Red’s opening day squad against Watford on Saturday.

Brazil and Barcelona legend Rivaldo has backed the unsettled Liverpool star to fill up the void left behind by Neymar Jr, should he make a move to Nou Camp.

The 25-year-old midfield maestro has made his wish to follow in the foot steps of Luis Suarez to Barcelona public after he handed in a transfer request just last week, days after the Anfield club turned down a £90m offer from FC Barcelona.