Liverpool line up West Ham star as potential Coutinho replacement

Jurgen Klopp with Philippe CoutinhoPAUL ELLIS  AFP  Getty

Jurgen Klopp with Philippe CoutinhoPAUL ELLIS AFP Getty

The advertisement, on the company's official website, said Coutinho was "ready to light up Camp Nou" and added: "Get your 2017-2018 FC Barcelona kit with the Magician's name on it".

Such an error was spotted and removed within minutes, although it only appears to have served to ramp up speculation that Coutinho will finally swap Merseyside for the sunnier climes of Catalonia after months of speculation and a summer saga which saw Liverpool reject three bids in excess of £100m despite receiving a transfer request.

Coutinho has always been linked with a move to Barcelona, with Spanish newspapers reporting this weekend that the 25-year-old has been searching for a place to live in the city.

The Dutch worldwide will become the world's most expensive defender when he officially completes his record move to Anfield on New Year's Day.

Kit manufacturer Nike have named Philippe Coutinho as a Barcelona player on their retail websites.

Nike have since deleted the section on their website.

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In photos from the scene, the tail and at least one wing of the plane are generally intact. He identified the pilot as Juan Manuel Retana and described him as very experienced.

It also claims Coutinho, 25, has faith Liverpool will come good on the promise they made that they will allow him to leave if they are able to strengthen sufficiently.

Meanwhile, The Mirror reports that Barcelona submitted a £130m new transfer bid just days after the Reds confirmed the signing of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton.

Jürgen Klopp has refused to discuss Coutinho's future beyond January in contrast to when the club said that he was not for sale at any price in the summer.

"Nobody told me that".

'That is what I am interested in because all the rest I can't, and don't, want to talk about - because if I open the door then you run all the way through'.

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