Mundo Deportivo reports Coutinho is ready to sit in the stands for the remainder of the season if the club do not agree to his departure.
The 25-year-old is desperate to move to the Nou Camp as Ernesto Valverde looks to bring in reinforcements. Coutinho believes he has acted professionally throughout the summer and after initially going through the necessary means of handing in a formal transfer request, he will now look to force the move. Discussing the injured playmaker earlier this week, Klopp said: “Nothing has changed in the last few days – not on one side or the other side.
“I work with the players I have and don’t think about players I don’t have — if they are injured or whatever. It’s the same situation for me.