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Liverpool CEO Responds To Latest Coutinho Transfer Speculation

of Wigan Athletic of Liverpool during the pre-season friendly match between Wigan Athletic and Liverpool at DW Stadium on July 14, 2017 in Wigan, England.

The 48 hours before the transfer window closes are going be positively frantic for Liverpool fans.

While the Reds await good news regarding their pursuits of Monaco attacker Thomas Lemar and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk, both of which will be decidedly tricky, fans are also hoping that Barcelona finally back off and leave Coutinho to remain at Anfield for another twelve months at least.

With the bids for Lemar ever-increasing, many are putting two and two together and coming to the conclusion that the Brazilian will be sold for upwards of €140m to finance that late splurge in the next two days. In fact, one Liverpool supporter took the somewhat forward step of directly tweeting owner John W. Henry and CEO Peter Moore to vent his anger at a sale that hasn’t even happened yet (and may not happen at all)…

Moore, who regularly engages with fans on the social media platform in what is still a new role for him, responded directly to the supporter’s grievance and suggested that the club’s position has not wavered since the strong statement released earlier this summer, in which they stated in no uncertain terms that Coutinho would not be sold in this transfer window:

The Telegraph’s Chris Bascombe was far more blunt in his assessment of the situation on Tuesday evening, insisting that Liverpool’s stance remains the same as it always has despite the late foray into the transfer market:

Whether that stance would ultimately change should Lemar and Van Dijk come through the door, along with Coutinho’s questionable behaviour in the past few weeks, but for now (publicly at least), Liverpool are not budging.

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On this week’s episode of the Mixer Irish football podcast, we speak to Longford boss Neale Fenn about his start to managerial life and look ahead to this weekend’s LOI fixtures and Ireland internationals.

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