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Can insists Coutinho exit will affect Liverpool

Emre Can (Left) and Philippe Coutinho (Right) celebrate a goal in a game for Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder, Emre Can has insisted that the potential summer exit of play-maker, Philippe Coutinho will affect the Reds negatively.

Furthermore, the German international has claimed that the Merseysiders would be losing one of the best footballers in the world.

Can feels that will be the exact case should the Brazilian international eventually goes ahead to join Barcelona this summer.

Coutinho actually submitted a transfer request last week, shortly after Liverpool’s American owners, Fenway Sports Group released an official statement.

And right in that statement, the Reds’ owners had insisted that the 25-year-old was not for sale at any amount.

When reporters asked Can about the situation, he simply sais: “I think it’s no problem for us because nobody speaks in the team about that.

“Of course, if Philippe stays with us, everybody is happy.

“In my eyes, he is one of the best players in the world.

“But if he goes, if he finally does, everyone will wish him the best and we have to go again.” Can summed up.

Meanwhile, the playmaker has missed Liverpool’s last two games across all competitions as a result of a persistent back injury.

Barca prepare £190m Hazard, Coutinho double raid

Barcelona are preparing a double raid in the region of £190million on Chelsea play-maker, Eden Hazard and Liverpool winger, Philippe Coutinho.

The Catalan outfit want use the money they made from Neymar’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain to complete the deals.

Liverpool have, however, reportedly slapped a €150m (£137m) price tag on play-maker, Coutinho.

And that was the case when Barcelona made a formal approach for the star player.

The Brazilian international submitted a transfer request precisely on Friday morning.

That was after the Merseysiders had turned down out-rightly a Barca offer worth in the region of £90m plus add-ons.

The Reds had reportedly rejected Coutinho’s transfer request which the former Inter Milan man submitted directly to them via email.

Liverpool felt Coutinho was disrespectful in doing that rather than through the more conventional route of the player’s representatives.

Meanwhile, the attacking midfielder played no part in the Premier League opener between Liverpool and Watford.

That was the case as the Anfield landlords made a claim that Coutinho is currently battling with a back injury.

Coutinho had already agreed personal terms with the Catalan giants before submitting his transfer request, according to the Daily Record.

Although, Klopp claimed on Saturday that he was still very sure of retaining the attacker on Merseyside for this season.

Despite that, though, and according to a report from The Mirror, Klopp is aware that Coutinho could depart for Barca.

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