As indicated by ‘Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, Coutinho has his heart set on a move to the Nou Camp and his yearning to join Ernesto Valverde’s side has prompt a conflict with Liverpool, regardless of at first respecting his club’s way to deal with the potential transfer.
The Brazilian submitted a transfer request for Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), released a statement on Friday morning that appeared to affirm he would be remaining at Anfield this summer.
Balague has given his reports on the transfer adventure, saying, “Coutinho has attempted to make Liverpool understand that his desire is to play for Barcelona. He has been a Barcelona fan for some time, has turned out to be good friends with Luis Suarez and he wants to move to the Camp Nou.”
“He has behaved very well, professionally, something admitted by the club itself, but something happened today that pushed him over the edge.”
“The disappointment of the Liverpool stand was so big that he reacted to it in the strongest way possible allowed to a player. He now “would do whatever it takes” to make the move possible.”