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“Gobsmacked”, “Reject all bids” – Fans react as Liverpool turn down €125m Philippe Coutinho bid

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Liverpool have rejected Barcelona’s third bid for midfielder Philippe Coutinho, worth €125 million (£114.2 million), in a big statement of intent.

The Liga side saw their latest approach rebuffed on Friday afternoon, a week after Coutinho handed in a formal transfer request.

Having previously turned down offers of £72 million and £90.4 million, this latest development underlines Liverpool’s resolve in keeping Coutinho, despite his desire to leave.

With the club’s owners the subject of widespread criticism for the Reds’ lack of transfer activity in recent weeks, this serves as a positive step.

And this was reflected in supporters’ reactions to the failed bid on social media.

“FSG deserving of some credit for sticking by their guns.”

rupzzz on the forums.

“Good. Reject all bids.”

James Casey on Facebook.

“Good – finally the club has shown it’s got more balls than just footballs. Now stop sulking lad and do what you are paid 150k a week for!”

David Donnelly on Facebook.

“Pep Segura looks like a mighty fool right now.”

Fullmetal on the forums.

“Keep him. We deserve at least a year of his genius.”

Jeremy Traite on Facebook.

“Keep him and believe me he will turn to monster on the pitch in order to show his angerness and in the end it will benefit us the LFC.”

Kerul Kerul Keful on Facebook.

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