By 90Min
July 24, 2017

​Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler has rejected the notion of the Reds selling Philippe Coutinho this summer, describing the idea as 'a kick in the nuts' for manager Jurgen Klopp.

The Brazilian star is their best player, and speculation has started to pick up surrounding him and his future at the club - with Barcelona reportedly interested in the wake of the Neymar situation.

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The 25-year-old has been at Anfield for the past four years following an £8.5m move from Inter Milan and during that time he as emerged as one of the Premier League's best players.

Anfield legend Fowler believes losing him would be absolutely catastrophic. He said as quoted by the ​Liverpool Echo: "Look, I may be a Liverpool fan, but I know money talks, and Barca could prove me wrong by coming back with an offer of £150m or something crazy.

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"If they do, then all bets are off, because believe me, any club in the world would have to consider that sort of money.

"But as things stand, I ­genuinely believe there’s no chance of him leaving Liverpool this summer. The way ­Jurgen Klopp has been so firm, so ­resolute in saying he is ­definitely staying, speaks ­volumes to me. It shows he ­believes it.

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"If I’m honest, I don’t even think a ridiculous bid will ­persuade Liverpool to sell this summer, not after their manager has said so staunchly he will not let his best players go. That would be a kick in the nuts to Jurgen, and you’d have to be a brave man to do that!"

Liverpool reportedly rejected an offer of £72m for the attacking midfielder earlier this week, and are determined to keep hold of the man who makes them tick and can win matches all on his own.

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