Priceless HILIPPE

LIVERPOOL are in a strong psition t keep Barcelona target Philippe Coutin ho arfter it emerged the Brazilian does not have a buy-out clause.

Coutinho has enjoyed an eletric star to the season, scoring six goals and as many assists in 12 games. The 24-year-old, who has been Liverpool’s player of the year for the past two years running, is understood to be at the top of the Catalan giants’ transfer wish list for next summer.

But the Nou Camp club would have to potentially break their transfer record to get him.

The Reds will be able to name their price with Coutinho under contract until June 2020. There is no suggestion Coutinho wants to

leave either as he continues to fl ourish under the guidance of manager Jurgen Klopp. — Daily Mirror

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