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Gerrard He might bring a couple of big signings in By Jack Hallows- 7th August 201

Despite all sorts of newspaper rumours and banterous taunts from rival supporters, they have maintained that Philippe Coutinho is a decent kid with Liverpool's best interests at his heart.

Coutinho handed in an official request yesterday, just hours after Liverpool's owners made it clear that the 25-year-old would not be sold for any price.

"When a transfer request goes in, the supporters of that club feel it a little bit more, but again, it's part of the game".

The Brazil global was missing with a back injury, according to Liverpool, although he might not have been in the right frame of mind to play anyway after handing in a transfer request on Friday in light of interest in the playmaker from Barcelona.

So, it looks as if Philippe Coutinho could feasibly leave the club this summer.

The report states that Barcelona are prepared to submit a bid in the region of £110 million for the Brazilian playmaker.

"I think everybody is looking forward to the new season", Can said.

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Sissoko was handed a start against Juventus in pre-season and, despite a few erratic moments, generally impressed. In a summer of high-octane transfer spending, Spurs are yet to join the fray but boss Pochettino is unconcerned.

Manager Jurgen Klopp hinted that the club may have considered selling Coutinho had an offer come in for the player earlier in the transfer window, and Carragher agrees.

Barcelona have had two offers for Coutinho rejected by Liverpool, the most recent reported to be worth €100m.

"I still think he will be at the club and I would keep him", he said on Sky Sports.

On paper, Draxler has everything that an attacking midfielder needs to succeed in the English Premier league. "It's like, 'OK, I can play alone if you want.' I'm the first". Liverpool: Simon Mignolet: 5, Trent Alexander-Arnold: 6, Joel Matip: 7, Dejan Lovren: 6, Alberto Moreno: 6, Jordan Henderson: 6, Emre Can: 7, Georginio Wijnaldum: 6, Mohamed Salah: 7, Sadio Mane: 7, Roberto Firmino: 8.

But Coutinho will be missing from the Watford match with a back problem that could also rule him out of the first leg of the Champions League play-off away to German club Hoffenheim on Tuesday.

"Then I came back again and the team did very well so it was hard to go into the team, but now is, I think, different".

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