The Reds' stance has always been that they do not want to sell the Brazilian playmaker and will not entertain any offers but it is being reported in the Daily Record that they held secret discussions in midweek with the Catalan giants and told them they wanted 150m euros for the player.
Barcelona are reluctant to pay as much as that and offered in the region of 90m euros, with performance related add-ons, which was turned down by the Anfield club, a decision which prompted Coutinho, who has already apparently agreed terms with Barca, to hand in an official transfer request on Friday.
Liverpool had earlier tried to clarify their position on Coutinho by releasing a statement from its owner Fenway Sports Group.
“We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho,” read the statement on Liverpool's website.
“The club’s definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe will be considered and he will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes.”