Breaking News – Barcelona target Phillipe Coutinho leaves training ground

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AutoNews- Philippe Coutinho has left Liverpool’s Melwood training ground as speculation surrounding his future at the club intensifies.The Brazilian star is trying to force a move through to Barcelona after the Spanish giants made him one of their prime targets following Neymar’s £198million move to Paris Saint-Germain.Coutinho will be absent from Liverpool’s crunch Champions League play-off first leg against Hoffenheim on Tuesday and has not travelled with the squad due to an apparent back injury.It is the same injury which prevented him from being named in Liverpool’s opening day squad at Watford on Saturday.The 25-year-old midfielder has made his wish to follow Luis Suarez to the Nou camp public after he submitted a transfer request last week, days after the club rejected a £90m bid from Barcelona.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is due to face the press today ahead of their first-leg tie with Hoffenheim.Previously, Klopp admitted Coutinho’s future was now out of his hands, saying: ‘As a manager of a football club I have bosses. And if the bosses decide, for example, just in general, if sell a player or we don’t sell him, then I have to accept it.’If they don’t sell him, then I’m not involved anymore. I am responsible for all of players, not just one, two or three. I cannot say anything about it. I work with the players I have, that is what I’m always doing.’So how does it change something for me? I didn’t make the decision.’


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