Liverpool negotiated extraordinary transfer agreement with Barcelona

As part of the agreement, Edwards ensured that the Spanish giants would be unable to buy another Liverpool player until 2020, according to the Telegraph's Chris Bascombe.

Liverpool fans need not fear losing any more of their star players to Barcelona in the near future after the two clubs agreed a secret deal over future business, according to reports.

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Coutinho has scored four goals in eleven league games this season whilst also bagging in the Champions League, combining with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi to devastating effect.

To prevent another approach from Barca, Liverpool insisted upon a clause in Coutinho's contract that forbid Barcelona from signing any of their players for three years, one of which has nearly passed.

The Brazilian's move to Camp Nou cost the Catalans €160 million, making him the second most expensive player in history.

The current information regarding this two-season transfer embargo imposed by Liverpool on Barcelona has been revealed by the radio show Què t'hijugues! on Cadena Ser recently, Sportreported.

The clause agreed between the clubs lasts till 2021, but one year of it has already passed.

Coutinho did not play for Liverpool while the transfer window was open, citing a "bad back".

That essentially safeguards Liverpool for a move for their star forwards.

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