Liverpool wanted for Coutinho on deadline day...Barca were ready to break the bank for the Brazilian, but it appears his employers asked for a price the Blaugrana were unwilling to pay.
“Yesterday, after weeks of offers and talks, Liverpool valued a player we wanted at €200m. We decided against that,” Soler said (as per the Daily Mail)
“The fact he activated a clause unilaterally and left for €222m (£198m) caused everyone to know that we had money. We managed to avoid jeopardising the club's heritage and finances. We won't play in this inflated market."