Neymar & Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho puts pressure on Liverpool with transfer request

Big twist

Barcelona target Philippe Coutinho has seemingly put pressure on Liverpool to sell him by asking Jurgen Klopp to let him leave the club this summer.

This comes from Gerard Romero of RAC105 who believes that the manager has been informed of Coutinho’s desire to leave the club.

Reports this week suggested that Barcelona were feeling more and more confident over a potential move for the player but Liverpool were seemingly not budging.

This confidence may come from the possible informal transfer request from the player asking his manager to sell him.

The Neymar effect?

Whether a deal will get done with or without the sale of Neymar Jr is yet to be seen but Coutinho could be the key to both Neymar leaving or staying.

The Brazilian star has long asked for the club to sign the Liverpool star and that could convince him to stay and not leave for Paris Saint Germain.

On the other hand, Coutinho is seen as an ideal replacement for Neymar should he leave the club this summer.

Safe to say that this saga is certainly heating up.

Midfield target warned

Liverpool’s pursuit of Naby Keita has been well documented over the past few months and Ralf Rangnick is not happy about it.

The sporting director of RB Leipzig has taken a dig against the people with influence around the player.

Find out what he had to say here.