Liverpool have rejected a loan offer from Southampton for Mamadou Sakho, a source has told ESPN FC.
Saints boss Claude Puel wanted to take the out-of-favour defender on loan until the end of the season, with Jose Fonte set to depart St. Mary's, but Liverpool are adamant that Sakho will only be leaving on a permanent deal in the January transfer window.
Sources told ESPN FC earlier this month that the Reds are demanding £20 million for Sakho, who last played for the first team on April 20, 2016.
Brazil legend Rivaldo has told Sky Sports that Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho could follow in his footsteps by moving to Barcelona at some point in the future.
Rivaldo, who was crowned Ballon d'Or winner in 1999, played five seasons for the Spanish giants between 1997 and 2002, winning two La Liga titles.
Coutinho, 24, has continued to be linked with a move to Barcelona in recent months, having established himself as one of the best players in the Premier League.
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Plymouth is a long way from Liverpool, so Jurgen Klopp was presented with a gift thanking him for making the near-600-mile trip for Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay.
Indeed, at the end of his news conference following the Reds' 1-0 win, Klopp was presented with a local delicacy in the south west of England for the lengthy journey home.
Ginsters gave Klopp a giant Cornish pasty to consume en route to Merseyside much to his surprise.