Coutinho travels to Barcelona to complete record British transfer deal

Wantaway Philippe Coutinho is travelling to Barcelona tonight to complete his move after the reds and Barcelona agreed a £142M transfer (€160M).

As negotiations reached the final stages the Liverpool attacker withdrew from the LFC squad that was travelling to Dubai earlier today for a training camp.

Coutinho handed in his transfer request back in August but the club kept hold of the player and fended off a number of bids from Barcelona.

In the meantime the reds have ensured qualification to the knockout phase of the Champions League and risen up into the top four of the Premier League.

Klopp gives his reaction to Coutinho departure

Liverpool officially confirmed the agreement and their permission for the player to complete his personal terms with his new club.

It is unclear how much of the transfer fee is dependent upon future add-ons but the transfer fee alone is believed to be more than £100M.

Coutinho can celebrate against Newcastle, for a short time

The size of the fee will make the transfer deal the highest ever involving a British club and the highest fee ever paid by a Spanish side.

Coutinho arrived 5 years ago, in January 2013 for £8M from Inter Milan and has scored 54 goals in his 201 Liverpool appearances since that date.

Games played by Philippe Coutinho for LFC this season

DateOppositionCompMins playedScoreRes
13/09Sevilla (H)Champions League142-2Draw
16/09Burnley (H)Premier League781-1Draw
19/09Leicester City (A)League Cup450-2Lost
23/09Leicester City (A)Premier League793-2Won
26/09Spartak Moscow (A)Champions League901-1Draw
01/10Newcastle (A)Premier League901-1Draw
14/10Man Utd (H)Premier League780-0Draw
17/10Maribor (A)Champions League907-0Won
22/10Tottenham (A)Premier League901-4Lost
18/11Southampton (H)Premier League693-0Won
21/11Sevilla (A)Champions League633-3Draw
25/11Chelsea (H)Premier League881-1Draw
02/12Brighton (A)Premier League905-1Won
06/12Spartak Moscow (H)Champions League907-0Won
10/12Everton (H)Premier League131-1Draw
13/12West Brom (H)Premier League900-0Draw
17/12Bournemouth (A)Premier League864-0Won
22/12Arsenal (A)Premier League843-3Draw
26/12Swansea (H)Premier League905-0Won
30/12Leicester City (H)Premier League892-1Won

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