Liverpool BLOCK Barcelona plunder: More details of £89m transfer negotiation revealed

Barca tried and failed to launch a move before deadline day, with Coutinho not playing for the Reds that season until the transfer window had closed.

But in January, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp granted Coutinho’s wish to move to the Catalan side only if the club’s terms were met.

Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards negotiated a clause that stops Barcelona returning for any more of their best players in the next two years.

The La Liga champions would have to pay an extra £89m on top of any transfer fee if they did try to lure a Liverpool star away.