Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has submitted a transfer request, hours after the premier league club released a statement saying he is not for sale.
BBC Sport understands Coutinho stated his desire to leave Anfield via email but Liverpool have now rejected his appeal.
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On Wednesday, the Reds rejected a 100 million euros bid from Barcelona for the 25-year-old, who is out of Saturday’s trip to Watford with an injury.
Coutinho, who scored 14 goals in all competitions last season, signed a new five-year deal in January that did not include a release clause.