Liverpool's Coutinho submits transfer request

Philippe Coutinho started 31 Premier League games and scored 13 goals for Liverpool last season

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has submitted a transfer request, hours after the Premier League club released a statement saying he is not for sale.

On Wednesday, the Reds rejected a 100 million euros bid (£90m) from Barcelona for the 25-year-old, who is out of Saturday’s trip to Watford with injury.

In a statement on Friday, the club’s owners said its “definitive stance” was that “no offers will be considered”.