Philippe Coutinho has reportedly reiterated his desire to join Barcelona, as Liverpool have opened the door to a possible January exit.

The Brazilian was the subject of a number of bids from the La Liga side during the summer transfer window, as the Reds dug their heels in, rejecting a final offer of more than £100million.

Coutinho is back in action with Jurgen Klopp's side, netting in the 3-2 win at Leicester on Saturday evening.

But according to Spanish outlet Sport , Liverpool are now 'contemplating the possibility' of selling the 25-year-old to the Catalan side.

They say that Coutinho has again expressed his desire to leave the club and following talks between his representatives and Fenway Sports Group, a departure next summer or even in January could now occur.

At the weekend Klopp insisted the Liverpool fans have forgiven Coutinho for wanting to leave the club.