However, with Coutinho handing in a transfer request on Friday (11 August), a move to Barcelona looks much more likely as reports state that Liverpool have valued the former Inter player at £137m ($177.1m).
It is understood Coutinho - who is out of Saturday's Premier League clash with Watford because of a back problem - declared his desire to leave the Merseyside club on Friday by submitting a transfer request via email.
'As a manager of a football club, I have bosses.
"If they don't sell him, then I am not involved any more". Then Jamie Vardy put them ahead in the 29 minute before Danny Welbeck struck the equaliser just before the break. I'm responsible for all of our players, not just one or two or three, but all of them.
He said: "I respect a players' right to want to go somewhere else, particularly when a club like Barcelona ask for you, it must be very hard to turn down and I understand why his head has been turned". Good for a bout of deja vu, Watford forward Stefano Okaka punished some poor defending from a corner to open the scoring before Sadio Mane equalized with a sublime finish following good work from Emre Can to play the Senegalese attacker in to space. So how does it change something for me?
He fumed: "I don't make the decision".
But Miguel Britos secured a point for Watford in the third minute of stoppage-time when he scored from what appeared to be an offside position.
"We should have defended better in this kind of game, it's always complicated with long balls".
"You have to ask the club".
It remains to be seen if there will be further developments on Coutinho's future before Liverpool take on Hoffenheim in the first leg of their Champions League play-off round clash on Tuesday night.
The hosts were good value for their lead in Marco Silva's first match in charge but the erratic Heurelho Gomes brought down Salah early in the second half to allow Roberto Firmino to equalise from the penalty spot.