Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said midfielder Philippe Coutinho would not be sold at any cost, as British media revealed the club had rejected a moment offer worth 100 million euros ($117 million) from Barcelona.
Barcelona had just been rebuked a month ago in a 80 million euro offer for the 25-year-old, who joined Liverpool from Inter Milan for 8.5 million pounds ($11 million) in 2013.
The 24-time Spanish alliance champions expanded the offer to 85 million euros in addition to 15 million in additional items however Liverpool have rejected the second offer, keeping up their position that the player is not available to be purchased, as indicated by the reports.
"Liverpool is not a club that needs to offer players. That is an unavoidable reality. So what they offer at last doesn't make a difference," Sky Germany cited Klopp as saying.
"From a budgetary point of view, there is no value farthest point to release him. No cost at which we are prepared to give in. We will likely have the most ideal group. So we need to keep our folks and include new ones. That is our arrangement."
The Merseyside club's position on the Brazil universal, who was a key player in Klopp's squad last battle, is helped by Coutinho's marking of another five-year contract last season.
Media reports demonstrate that Barcelona are focusing on Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele as swaps for Brazil forward Neymar, who joined Paris St Germain a week ago for a world record exchange charge of 222 million euros.
While Spanish media have proposed that an arrangement for Coutinho's turn to Barcelona was near finish, British media say Liverpool have not and won't make any arrangements to examine the player's future with the Catalan club