Matt Le Tissier reacts on Twitter to Philippe Coutinho transfer request speculation

Sadio Mane (C) of Liverpool celebrates scoring his side's second goal with his team mate Philippe Coutinho (R) and Adam Lallana (L) during the Premier League match between Liverpool and...

Barcelona reportedly want Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, who have been linked with Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.

Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to speculation that Philippe Coutinho has made a transfer request at Liverpool.

According to Sky Sports, Coutinho has put in a transfer request at Liverpool, with Spanish and European giants Barcelona interested in the attacking midfielder.

It has been reported that the Reds have turned down two bids for the Brazil international from Barcelona.

The report has also claimed that Liverpool have rejected the 25-year-old’s transfer request.

Former Southampton attacking midfielder Le Tissier, who now works as a pundit for Sky Sports, has taken to Twitter to give his reaction to speculation that Coutinho has made a transfer request at Liverpool.

Southampton, Great Britain - May 14:  Matt Le Tissier attacks the Southampton goal during the Matt Le Tissier Testimonial match played between Southampton and an England XI at St. Mary's...

Liverpool FC midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L) competes for the ball with Leicester City FC defender Danny Simpson during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and...

Interestingly, Liverpool target and Southampton defender Van Dijk has also made a transfer request.

The Netherlands international central defender handed in a transfer request at Southampton earlier in the week, according to The Guardian.

According to The Mirror, Liverpool are interested in signing the former Celtic centre-back in the summer transfer window.

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