Liverpool 'have agreement' with Philippe Coutinho to facilitate January move to Barcelona

Emre Can I’ve never seen a more “talented” player like Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho

Emre Can I’ve never seen a more “talented” player like Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is among 30 players nominated for the prestigious Ballon d'Or award, with the victor revealed later this month.

The Reds managed to keep their Brazil global at Anfield beyond the summer transfer window despite Barcelona's numerous attempts to sign the number 10.

Liverpool held firm and repeatedly knocked back Barcelona's advances, claiming the player would not be sold at any price and going on public record to make their stance known.

The latest report from Mundo Deportivo indicates that Couts made a verbal agreement with Liverpool to leave in January.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu recently suggested that the club would not make a new attempt to sign him in January due to the Reds' high demands.

Former Spurs forward Crooks urged Klopp to finally improve Liverpool's defence if the Reds want to keep Coutinho in their squad in the long-term.

The Brazilian was subject to summer-long interest from the Spanish giants, who desperately wanted to recruit him in the wake of losing prized asset Neymar to PSG in an astronomical £198m deal.

However, Barcelona chief executive Oscar Grau has said that the club is ready to resume their chase of the 25-year-old in three months' time, though players may need to be leave the Nou Camp first.

According to fresh Spanish reports however, the Brazilian is expecting to make a mid-season departure and join up with Barca in January, despite being cup-tied in the Premier League.

Manager Ernesto Valverde believes that Coutinho could provide a big boost to his side in the fight for the La Liga title and the Copa del Rey, allowing him deploy a fresh Andres Iniesta in the Champions League.

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