Liverpool remain fearful that Barcelona will launch a move for prized asset Philippe Coutinho during this transfer window.
Barca have been tracking the Brazilian midfielder – who has become the star man in Jurgen Klopp’s side.
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However, with his form has come admiring glances from elsewhere and both Barca and Paris Saint Germain are confirmed fans of the 25-year-old.
Whilst the PSG interest is not seen as an issue for them, sources have told me that the club remain fearful that Barca could launch a move to try and land the former Inter Milan ace this summer.
Klopp himself remains confident that the club will not be letting his main man depart.
That’s an interesting question, because you know my answer before,” he said when asked about Coutinho.
“I have nothing to say about this, I’m sorry but obviously these stories are without my saying, so why should I disturb this process?
“Do whatever you want with this news, I am not interested. But what I can say, keeping the group together would make sense.”
It is believed that Coutinho is one option Barca would look at, if they lost Neymar to PSG – and although that remains unclear at the moment, it does have Liverpool worried.
Barca’s odds on landing Coutinho has also come in, with the Catalan giants now just 2/1 to land him. With PSG next best at 8/1.