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Barcelona Have To Pay A £100 Million Premium On Any Liverpool Player They Wish To Sign

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Barcelona Have To Pay A £100 Million Premium On Any Liverpool Player They Wish To Sign

Having seen Barcelona snap up some of their key players in recent years, most recently Philippe Coutinho in a £142 million move, Liverpool were able to thrash out a deal that makes life much more difficult for the Blaugrana.

As per an in-depth report from the Daily Mail, Michael Edwards, Liverpool's sporting director, was able to get Barcelona to agree to a £100 million 'premium clause' if they want to sign any Reds' players until 2020.

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The clause is pretty much unheard of in the modern game and essentially it means that that Liverpool's next Champions League opponents have to pay £100 million on top of any transfer fee if they go about trying to do some more business with the Anfield club.

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Whether it's Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or even Alberto Moreno, Barca are obliged to play the subcharge for two years and there's nothing they can do about it.

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Barca are pretty much resigned to paying big bucks for any Liverpool player they are interested in - and on Liverpool's part - it puts them in a very good position going forward after the long and arduous saga dragging on with Coutinho.

It's not the only way in which Liverpool are taking a stand against Barcelona, with the club not having the extortionate ticket prices they set for for Reds' fans making the trip to Catalonia on 1 May.

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Barca are charging Liverpool supporters a ridiculous €119 for a ticket in the Camp Nou away end for the semi-final first leg.

But chiefs at the Merseyside club do not agree with their pricing structure for Champions League knockout games and they have thus decided to price their tickets at €119 for the second leg a week alter.

It's often said that two wrongs don't make a right, however Liverpool have announced they will use the extra €31 per ticket to subsidise tickets for 4,600 travelling fans - bringing the cost down to €88 euros.

Topics: Liverpool, Football News, FC Barcelona, Football, Barcelona, Philippe Coutinho, Luis Suarez, Jurgen Klopp, Champions League, La Liga, Javier Mascherano

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