But in a blow to the Kop’s chances of keeping the Brazilian, their secret asking price has apparently been discovered by the La Liga side.
Barcelona are keen to pair the 24-year-old with his international team-mate Neymar at the Nou Camp.
The alternative appears to be that the playmaker stays at Anfield and signs a bumper new deal.
Philippe Coutinho scores great goal for Liverpool
Liverpool and Coutinho are concentrating on Champions League qualification and Barca are keen to take a cautious approach to the negotiations.