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Reports: Liverpool Want Barca Star As Part Of Coutinho Deal

Reports: Liverpool Want FC Barcelona Star As Part Of Coutinho Deal

By Keegan Kruger - Aug 02, 2017 04:07 PM @KeeganKruger

Premier League outfit Liverpool apparently want one of FC Barcelona's stars as part of any deal that would see Philippe Coutinho move the other way.

Reports: Barca Targeting 3 EPL Stars To Replace Neymar

According to Spanish publication Don Balon, the English side want Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic included in any potential deal for their Brazilian playmaker.

Although the Merseyside club has gone on record as saying they will not sell their prized superstar this season, some believe they may budge if the Catalan club adds the former Sevilla star into the mix.  

Rakitic has been a key player for the Blaugrana since joining them in 2014, going on to make 159 appearances for the club so far.

New Barca boss Ernesto Valverde is said to be keen to add a few new faces to his midfield, and has apparently identified Coutinho his number one target.

The Brazilian has also been tipped to be a replacement for his countryman Neymar, who is on the verge of moving to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain.

Official: Neymar Hands In Transfer Request

Coutinho made 36 appearances in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp's men last season, scoring 14 goals and assisting nine further strikes.

Do you think Barcelona can afford to let anyone go if they sell Neymar? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Aug 05, 2017 11:00 AM
Barca get coutinho and hazard
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glad.matoti@gmail.com Joined: 04 Dec 2014
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glad.matoti@gmail.com Aug 04, 2017 09:14 AM
coutinho is not for sale
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Mabotsa_Shabza_Khosi Joined: 20 Jun 2016
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Mabotsa_Shabza_Khosi Aug 04, 2017 06:24 AM
That will be good...
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Aug 04, 2017 02:22 AM
Countinho won't be neymar, he's a playmaker and neymar is a wing.
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Joey Negro Joined: 17 Dec 2014
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Joey Negro Aug 03, 2017 03:34 PM
Coutinho is not for sale
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Pulevanbucs Joined: 29 Apr 2013
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Pulevanbucs Aug 03, 2017 02:18 PM
Gv us Andre_Gomes or Rafinha
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Pulevanbucs Aug 03, 2017 02:16 PM
Klopp we really need the funds, life goes on boss bo Xabi_Alonso14, Luis_Suares7, Fernando_Torres9 came and went, pls just let Coutinoh10 go n flourish at Barc...
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Phikza Joined: 20 Oct 2013
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Phikza Aug 03, 2017 01:09 PM
No for Rakitic please please...
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SylvozArtistik Aug 03, 2017 07:50 AM
Phillipe must just stay man ae
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thabanggi Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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thabanggi Aug 02, 2017 08:37 PM
Yes Liverpool I like it go for Rakitic + money if they don't like it they can go.
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talentmchunu Aug 02, 2017 08:01 PM
Take Rafinha and leave Ivan Rakitic alone.
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Iminald Khosified Aug 02, 2017 07:58 PM
Liverpool will loose if they can allow Coutinho to go
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Cbucsok Aug 02, 2017 07:07 PM
Mxm! BS! Rakitic is important to Barca they must take Rafinha.
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Athobe Aug 02, 2017 06:38 PM
Gud livers
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Myaka weliPhefeni Aug 02, 2017 05:47 PM
When ur team history is health and u got money, demand to bring any player u want it easy and Liverpool nw they use advantage of Barca as they want Coutinho and i m sure Coutinho want to join Barca
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Matupa11 Joined: 12 Jul 2017
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Matupa11 Aug 02, 2017 05:31 PM
€40 plus rakitic or Iniesta if there's no swap deal Barca must pay up da bucks €95 deal done
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Thokozani_Shezi Aug 02, 2017 05:04 PM
Klopp must be joking, Ivan is going nowhere!!!
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Rambo Kingdom Commando Joined: 17 Jul 2017
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Rambo Kingdom Commando Aug 02, 2017 04:59 PM
Rakitic is not the right one to leave the team. they must try another one no this player, he was playing an important role in the team pls Klopp give Barca the player but not to take Ivan we still need him there at Nou
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nazzzi Aug 02, 2017 04:54 PM
we can't distabilise what we already have just for we what we hope cowtinho might bring
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connaissance09 Aug 02, 2017 04:35 PM
barca should just go for dibala and di maria. I don't like coutinho.

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