Liverpool and Barcelona have reportedly agreed a deal that will take mercurial mid fielder, Phillipe Countinho to Nou Camp for a fee of 120 million pounds with a further 40 million in add-ons.
Coutinho is expected to sign a five-year deal with the Blaugrana.
The 25-year-old was left at home, as Jurgen Klopp’s side flew out to Dubai for a mid-season break in Dubai.
He was also absent for the Merseyside derby in Friday evening, with the Reds beating Everton 2-1 to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Ernesto Valverde’s side play in La Liga on Sunday against Levante, so Coutinho could make his debut in the Copa del Rey vs Celta Vigo on Thursday or the following Sunday at Real Sociedad.