Barcelona ready to renew their pursuit of Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

That leaves the Nou Camp club in a healthy position heading into the winter transfer window but they are likely to find Liverpool's position on Coutinho unchanged.

The Catalan giants reportedly had three summer bids rejected for the Brazilian, who later lodged a transfer request, but no summer move was forthcoming.

Bad news, Liverpool fans.

Barcelona chief executive, Oscar Grau, has warned Liverpool that they are ready to resume their chase to land Philippe Coutinho in January.

From Barcelona's point of view, the Brazilian will be cup-tied in the Champions League, which means there will be little value in signing a player they can not feature in their most important competition.

Klopp failed to sign top target Virgil van Dijk from Southampton in the summer transfer window to leave the Liverpool boss with centre-halves Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan.

Mundo Deportivo says that Coutinho was ready to go on strike and not play again for Liverpool after the Premier League side blocked his desired move to Barcelona in the summer.

The Times' Paul Joyce, elaborating on Grau's comments, said that "Liverpool will be angered" by Barcelona's renewed efforts.

"I would be gobsmacked if they consider doing business in January, absolutely gobsmacked".

He stated: "The sale of Neymar allowed us to get into the market and take some players we wanted".

The Reds managed to keep their Brazil worldwide at Anfield beyond the summer transfer window despite Barcelona's numerous attempts to sign the number 10.

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