By Jack Malone

Liverpool have told French champions Paris Saint-Germain that Philippe Coutinho will not be sold at any price, according to The Sun.

The capital city club made an approach over a potential move for the talismanic Brazilian, but the Reds’ response now means that any deal appears dead in the water.

Coutinho has also been linked with Barcelona in recent weeks after a spell of superb form at the start of this campaign.

The playmaker has three goals and two assists in the Premier League and his performances have helped to lift Liverpool into fourth position.

Many pundits are tipping the Anfield outfit to challenge for the title this season and the club know that Coutinho will be key to fulfilling those lofty ambitions.

The Reds face fierce rivals Manchester United on October 17 in what will be a critical examination of their championship credentials.

Coutinho is currently returning from international duty with Brazil, after starting in their latest victories over Bolivia and Venezuela and his club will hope that there are no lasting effects on their star man from the extensive travelling.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has made the 24-year-old central to his plans and after rebuffing PSG’s approach fans will be optimistic that he will not go the same way as former Reds Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez by leaving the club at the height of his powers.

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