But now with the allure of a bigger club and a chance to play with one of the best players in recent history in Lionel Messi, Liverpool will try desperately to hold on to their bright young talent.
"We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho", a statement from Fenway Sports Group (FSG) read.
Reds fans have taken to social media to express their delight surrounding the statement, with many supporters declaring how nervous they were to click on the link in case it said he was moving to Barcelona.
Barca believe Coutinho can step in for Neymar alongside Lionel Messi and former Liverpool favourite Luis Suarez in a star-studded front three, and could also provide cover for 33-year-old Andres Iniesta in midfield.
Barca are in the market for a midfielder and a replacement for Neymar after the Brazilian forward sealed a world record €222 million (Dh963.8m) move to Paris Saint-Germain at the start of this month.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his side's third goal
Meanwhile, there are other reports circling as well that the Reds are covering up the fact that Coutinho has handed a transfer request.
"Coutinho has tried very hard to find an amicable solution to this but failed so far".
Jurgen Klopp confirmed this morning that Coutinho is set to miss Liverpool's showdown with Watford with a back injury.
"I think I have said it already a few times, but maybe that's not 100% clear".
Penn State fraternity death hearing to resume
She noted that as the manager, her client had access to the surveillance equipment "closet" in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house. He said he made multiple attempts, from over a month, to serve Bream a subpoena for the preliminary hearing.
Ronald Darby traded to Eagles
If Sidney Jones is able to fully come back from his Achilles' injury, the Eagles could have a solid corner duo for years to come. Thanks for your continued support. . "We're encouraged by the progress".
Wall St stops stocks' bleeding, for now; gold, yen tick up
The yeild on the benchmark 10-year Treasury yields fell as low as 2.197 percent overnight, their lowest level since June 28. In other precious metal trade, silver futures rose 1.01% to $17.034 while platinum futures rose by 0.36% to $990.15.
Isco signs new Madrid deal
Modric, 31, must serve a suspension picked up for a sending off in Los Blancos' last appearance in the Super Cup three years ago. The former Barcelona player will now coach his first competitive match for the club against its fiercest rival.