Liverpool star reduced to tears as club prevent dream transfer

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Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho reportedly broke down in tears in front of his Brazil teammates when a dream transfer to Barcelona this summer was no longer a possibility.

The 25-year-old is currently on international duty where he featured for Brazil despite Liverpool briefing for weeks on end that Coutinho had been struggling with a back injury, forcing him to miss the start of the Premier League season.

Barcelona’s pursuit for Coutinho has been well documented, while the Brazilian even handed in a transfer request last month.

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However, Liverpool did not honour the player’s wishes to leave the club, and now he remains part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad for the 2017-18 season.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Coutinho was left distraught by the news that Barcelona’s last offer, said to worth around £146 million, was rejected by Liverpool, and so, he will now remain at Anfield until January at least.

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It is claimed that he was seen crying by his teammates, which adds to Neymar’s suggestion that Coutinho was suffering from a great deal of sadness.

It could be an interesting season for Liverpool with Klopp having to deal with one very unhappy player. One of their best players, too.

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