The Brazil international last week submitted a transfer request to Liverpool management as he sought to replace compatriot Neymar at the Camp Nou.

The 25-year-old midfielder missed Liverpool’s English Premier League season opener against Watford at the weekend with a back injury.

He has now been left out of Jurgen Klopp’s squad for the UEFA Champions League first leg playoff at Hoffenheim.

Could he be suffering from the same back injury or he’s sealing a deal at Barcelona?

Liverpool squad:

Alexander-Arnold, Moreno, Lovren, Milner, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Can, Mane, Salah, Firmino, Kent, Solanke, Origi, Gomez, Klavan, Flanagan, Robertson, Matip, Grujic, Mignolet, Karius, Ward.

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