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Philippe Coutinho Could Force Move To Barcelona - Steven Gerrard

Philippe Coutinho Could Force Move To Barcelona - Steven Gerrard

Liverpool Legend Steven Gerard has told BT Sports that the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho will have to make War with Liverpool, for his move with Barcelona to be successful.

It was earlier reported that, the Barcelona in search of a replacement for Neymar had reached an agreement of €90 million fee with Liverpool but the club is reported by some other source, is doing its best to keep the Brazilian.

"The good thing from the Liverpool fans' point of view is the manager is desperate to keep hold of him and is trying everything to keep hold of him," he said in his role as a BT Sport pundit after the UEFA Super Cup.

"The owners want him to stay. This is not a situation where Liverpool need money or to cash in. We're not a selling club so they're gonna do everything in their power for him to stay.

"But at the end of the day it comes down to Philippe Coutinho and his decision and what he's prepared to do, what type of war he's prepared to create to get out, because Liverpool won't make it easy for him."

Gerard how ever agreed that the move was very attractive for Coutinho and seeing in his time, his teammates leave without the club's wish, he believes anything can happen. 

"It's very, very difficult," he said. "Especially South American players who always go on record and say it's a dream of theirs to play for Barcelona.

"I've experienced it before as a player and as a fan with Mascherano, with Suarez, and it's a very, very difficult, tricky situation for a club to be in."

Asked if he thought Coutinho would be playing for Liverpool or Barcelona after Aug. 31, Gerrard replied: "I pray it's Liverpool."
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