Coutinho submits transfer request

Philippe Coutinho's future at Liverpool was thrown around like a hot potato on Friday afternoon.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp explained to Sky Germany on Thursday his star man is not for sale.

Sportsmail reports that the new developments have caused tension and angst between the player and the club.

Asked if he had to take special measures to keep Coutinho happy, Klopp said: "I can't always keep people or players happy".

The Liverpool manager echoed FSG's comments as he previewed his side's Premier League season opener with Watford.

"For Barcelona, it's an important financial income that allows them to breathe much easier and also to try new signings".

In a statement yesterday, the club's owners said its "definitive stance" was that "no offers will be considered".

Record Liverpool signing Mohamed Salah says he has dreamed of joining the club ever since playing as them on the PlayStation.

Liverpool released this statement today: "We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho".

Klopp, however, is determined to show he is serious about bringing back the glory days to Anfield by retaining Coutinho, Liverpool's top scorer with 14 goals in all competitions last season when the Merseysiders finished fourth.

"It's a similar situation to Luis Suarez, where he put in a transfer request and was made to stay by FSG at that time, but you always felt he'd only be at the club for 12 months".

The Brazil worldwide directly communicated this desire to the Merseysiders via email on Friday following a strong statement from Fenway Sports Group (FSG) that his exit would not be sanctioned this summer .

While the Brazilian has earned the wrath of the Liverpool fans for putting in a transfer request a day before their opening league game of the season, it has been claimed that the player felt compelled to do so.

Liverpool will now turn their attentions towards their crucial Champions League play-off clash against Hoffenheim on Tuesday night.

"That's the way it will go, there's nothing else to say about it".