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Fans Fear Coutinho Exit Imminent Following Champions League Squad Omission

Philippe Coutinho has been omitted from the Liverpool squad set to face Hoffenheim in their Champions League opener on Tuesday, sparking fear among fans that an exit is imminent.

Reportedly suffering from an injured back and is being left to recover, fans have, instead, seen the news as another indication the want-away Brazilian is headed for the door.

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However, despite fan concerns, Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol has clarified that whether Coutinho plays against Hoffenheim or not, he will not be cup tied since it is a qualifier.

As such, the 25-year-old’s involvement, or not, should have no hidden meaning in relation to Barcelona’s interest in the player.

Having rejected two massive bids from the Catalan club and publically stated that Coutinho is not for sale, Liverpool could not make their position any clearer.

Fears over his future at Anfield have persisted, however, since the player himself reportedly submitted a transfer request in the days leading up to the new season.

On a positive note for Liverpool, if Coutinho is indeed laid up with a back injury, the chances of passing a medical at Barcelona would be all but nil, therefore effectively ruling out any potential move.

The other side to that coin, however, is that he is also not available for Jurgen Klopp either.

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