Philippe Coutinho

Stay at Liverpool or sign for Barcelona? Guillem Balague continues with the Phil Coutinho updates

Phil Coutinho doesn’t play for Liverpool, still dominates headlines

Liverpool beat Watford 1-0 on Saturday at Anfield.

It marked a first win of the Premier League season for Liverpool, who had drawn 3-3 at Watford the previous Saturday.

Sadio Mane was the goal scorer in the second half for Liverpool, in what was a scrappy match which the home side should have won by a heavier margin.

Phil Coutinho missed out again due to his ongoing “back injury” but everyone knows that is just a smokescreen.

Will Phil Coutinho leave Liverpool for Barcelona?

Once again Liverpool appeared to miss Coutinho’s playmaking ability in the middle of the park.

Especially as Coutinho was set to play in a deeper role this season, to provide the ammunition for the likes of Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Instead, Coutinho has effectively been on strike and has handed in a transfer request, Friday week ago.

This past Friday, Liverpool rejected another enormous bid from Barcelona for Coutinho.

Guillem Balague continues with the Phil Coutinho updates

Throughout the Phil Coutinho transfer saga, Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague has produced plenty of updates.

Balague has long held close links with Liverpool, ever since the Rafa Benitez days at Anfield.

And, as a pundit for Sky Sports’ Spanish football coverage and as a writer for Madrid-based newspaper AS, is expected to have good sources when it comes to transfers.

Barcelona’s hilarious Phil Coutinho deadline!

Today, Balague denies the suggestion that Liverpool and Barcelona will meet on August 24 to discuss the transfer of Coutinho, at the Champions League draw.

Balague does confirm that Barcelona have put a deadline on their third offer, which we already know has been laughed at by Liverpool…

Perhaps the Phil Coutinho transfer saga is coming to an end?

Related: Barcelona & Liverpool meeting in Monaco revealed.

Barcelona impose hilarious deadline on Phil Coutinho deal: Liverpool board in hysterics.