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Philippe Coutinho sparked panic at Liverpool this week by handing in a transfer request amid speculation he could be on his way to Barcelona.

Express Sport understand the La Liga side are preparing an offer in excess of £100million for the midfielder.

The Reds have since released an official club statement insisting no offers will be considered for the 25-year-old.

However, a video showing staff at the Liverpool club shop in Williamson Square removing Coutinho from their window display has sparked concerns he is leaving.

In the clip, staff members can be seen peeling a sticker of the Brazilian off the glass, despite it being a recent snap of him modelling the new third kid.

“He’s definitely gone now hasn’t he? Goodbye,” a fan can be heard saying on the video that was shared on Twitter.

The footage has sparked a debate among Liverpool fans who are uncertain about the future of their star man.

General consensus is the sticker was being torn down to be replaced with an updated version including the new Western Union sleeve sponsor.

However, some fans are not convinced and seem resigned to losing Coutinho to Barcelona this summer.

“They’ll be putting new ones up with shirt sponsor but little phil won’t be on there I’ll bet you 100 per cent,” Brian Hughes wrote.

“Should replace him with Solanke. Get that snake out of my club,” another fan added.

“Cant wait for him to join Barcelona,” a Barca supporter teased.

In an official club statement released on Friday, Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group insisted he would not be sold.

“We wish to offer clarity as regards our position on a possible transfer of Philippe Coutinho,” it read.

“The club’s definitive stance is that no offers for Philippe will be considered.

“He will remain a member of Liverpool Football Club when the summer window closes.”

Coutinho is under contract at Anfield until June 2022 having penned a new deal with the club in January.