Brendan Rodgers: 'Liverpool hold all aces over Philippe Coutinho future'

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Today in the Philippe Coutinho transfer saga- club legend Steven Gerrard says the Brazilian won't be able to leave Liverpool and join Barcelona unless he forces the move himself.

Coutinho moved to Liverpool in an £8.5m deal from Serie A champions Inter Milan in the 2013 January transfer window under Klopp's predecessor Brendan Rodgers.

Menotti wrote in his column for Diario Sport: 'It's good that Barcelona fans realise he is not the new Neymar, just a good player who has proved his worth at Liverpool'.

A delegation from Barcelona have already reportedly travelled to Liverpool to finalise negotiations for the Brazilian, who is keen to move to Spain.

But Coutinho is seen as a future replacement for Andres Iniesta as much as he'll be replacing Neymar.

That gap is the belief we can win the Premier League.

In Sturridge's absence the attack also picks itself, with Roberto Firmino expected to start between Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah. "So what they pay in the end doesn't matter", he explained.

The former Manchester United defender, appearing on Sky Sports show The Debate, said that Liverpool would do well to receive £100m for Coutinho, and then buy Diego Costa from Chelsea. Will they try one more time to secure the Brazilian's services or will they search for an alternative? I'm not surprised that any club is interested in players at Liverpool.

Lanzini has previously said that he is happy with the Hammers and he talked about his desire to secure a regular spot in the Argentina national team.

"Liverpool have also been fantastic for him but players are not thinking about that".

However, according to ESPN, bonuses could take the total value of the deal to 120 million euros.

The Spanish side saw their second bid for the 25-year-old turned down on Wednesday evening, with the Reds holding firm on their stance that Coutinho is not for sale.

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