The guaranteed figure was €90 million, with add-ons that could have ultimately pushed it to around €130million, with the Reds saying the breakdown of the package was “irrelevant” given their position.
As with the previous bids of £72 million and £90 million, Liverpool’s unwillingness to do business has been clear in the instantaneous way they have refused to consider the approaches.
Prior to the Brazilian’s request, Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, released a statement saying saying “no offers for Philippe will be considered.”
Meanwhile, Barcelona’s sporting director Robert Fernandez recently acknowledged the difficulty in signing Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele because of their clubs reluctance to sell.
Coutinho signed a 5 year contract at Anfield in January, which made him the club’s highest-paid player, with Liverpool ensuring no release clause was inserted as part of the new deal…