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Philippe Coutinho hands in transfer request at Liverpool: reports

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho has handed in a transfer request, according to reports.

Sky Sports have reported that the Brazilian playmaker has made clear his intentions to leave the club with an official transfer request.

However, Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce has since claimed the club are adamant that they have NOT received a transfer request from the player.

The confusion come just hours after Liverpool's owners issued a statement confirming that they will not sell Philippe Coutinho this summer.

"We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho," said the FSG statement.

"The club’s definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes."

In January, Coutinho signed a new five-year contract to remain at Anfield until 2022.

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