Liverpool January transfer news LIVE: Coutinho pulls on shirt for last time

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Coutinho has played last game for Liverpool


Philippe Coutinho has pulled on the Liverpool jersey for the last time as he looks to force a move to Barcelona, according to Spanish outlet  Sport .

The 25-year-old is determined not to pick up an injury playing for the Reds, and as a result, will play no part in their January fixtures as he seeks a move to Camp Nou during the current transfer window.

Coutinho last played for Liverpool on December 30, as Jurgen Klopp's side defeated Leicester City 2-1 thanks to a Mohamed Salah double. He then sat out their 2-1 victory at Burnley on New Year's Day.


Coutinho pushes for record Barca deal


Coutinho, Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho has repeated his insistence to trade Liverpool for Barcelona in a potential deal that would comfortably surpass the British transfer record.

Sources close to the No.10 have revealed Liverpool unsuccessfully tried to alter Coutinho’s mind by presenting multiple incentives and a greater wage packet to their highest earner.

Read Liverpool correspondent Melissa Reddy's full story right here!


Anderlecht join race for Pjaca


Marko Pjaca Juventus

Anderlecht are keen on taking Marko Pjaca on loan in the January window, according to Belgian media including Le Soir .

The Croatia international had been linked with the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool but it appears he could prefer a move to Belgium as he looks to increase his chances of regular first-team football.


Lijnders leaves Liverpool for NEC


HD Pep Lijnders

Pepijn Lijnders has left his post as Jurgen Klopp's assistant to take over as head coach of Dutch side NEC, the Reds confirmed .

The 34-year-old joined the Premier League side in 2014 to take over the Under-16s side and then become part of Klopp's coaching staff, but has been lured back to his homeland to take on his own side in the second tier.

“I’m proud of each day that I could represent [Liverpool] directly and I will give my best to do so in my next chapter. Hopefully they will be proud of me as well," he told the club's website as he bid farewell.


Klopp shrugs off Coutinho Nike 'leak'


Coutinho, Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he "couldn't be less interested in anything in the world" regarding Nike's apparent leak of Philippe Coutinho's rumoured transfer to Barcelona.

The Brazilian has been linked with the Catalan giants since the start of the season and was not part of the Reds' squad for Monday's 2-1 victory at Burnley due to a minor thigh complaint.

Read the story in full right here on Goal!


Coutinho deal revealed by... Nike?


Philippe Coutinho GFX

Barcelona are seemingly preparing for the arrival of Philippe Coutinho as Nike appeared to confirm the Liverpool star's signing on its website on Saturday night.

Liverpool fans were left sweating when the giant sportswear manufacturer and Barcelona apparel sponsor appeared to leak the blockbuster transfer via its online store.

Read the story in full right here on Goal!


Van Dijk: Liverpool perfect for me


Virgil van Dijk Liverpool Leicester

Virgil van Dijk has described Liverpool as the perfect match for him after his world-record move from Southampton was finalised.

"I am happy to be here and I can't wait to get started," Van Dijk told Liverpool's official website.

Read the story in full right here on Goal!


Goretzka future not yet sealed


Leon Goretzka, Schalke, 17/18

Leon Goretzka has not told Schalke that he wants to leave the club, according to the Bundesliga outfit's sporting director Christian Heidel.

Goretzka has been linked with a number of European giants, with Barcelona, Liverpool and Bayern Munich said to have joined the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United in the race for the Germany international's signature.

The 22-year-old midfielder, who starred for his country at the 2017 Confederations Cup, is out of contract this summer and has said that he will make a decision in January.

Read the full story right here on Goal!


N'Zonzi set for talks amid Premier League interest


Steven N'Zonzi Sevilla

Vincenzo Montella considers wantaway midfielder Steven N'Zonzi to be "very important" to his plans at Sevilla and will make discussions with the France international one of his initial main goals at the club.

The Frenchman has been linked with moves to Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton and West Ham, the latter allowing him to be closer to his son in London, but Montella harbours hope that he can convince the former Stoke City man to remain in La Liga.

Read the full story right here on Goal!


Butland favours Reds switch


Jack Butland Stoke

Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland would prefer to join Liverpool over Chelsea, reports Football.London .

The England international has been linked with both clubs and a £30m offer could be enough to secure his signature.


Juventus accused of blocking Pjaca move


Marko Pjaca Juventus

Marko Pjaca needs a loan move to boost his playing time ahead of the 2018 World Cup, his agent Marko Naletilic has suggested, with Juventus called upon to stop blocking approaches.

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Croatia international Pjaca made his comeback from eight months out with a cruciate ligament injury with the Bianconeri's youth team in November, but is yet to feature for the senior side.

The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with an exit from Allianz Stadium, but Naletilic denied he will depart permanently amid reports he could be included as part of a deal that would see Emre Can arrive from Liverpool.

Read the story in full right here on Goal!

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