"We are ready to buy Coutinho in the winter market, or any player the technical staff request", Grau told reporters on Wednesday, insisting the Liga outfit have the financial clout required.
The 25-year-old submitted a transfer request in the summer but, after a dream move to Barca failed to materialise, the Brazilian - who will be back at his club after worldwide duty today - knuckled down and returned to action.
"Money, is there. What we want is to have the best team possible".
Should Jurgen Klopp's side take him into consideration it could see Paulinho take a similar career path to Coutinho, who moved to Europe to join Internazionale as a 16-year-old in 2008, five years before joining Liverpool for £8.5m. There's no benefit to Liverpool agreeing to such a scenario, it would be naive, simply pushing the problem to January... unless it was an outright lie and they'll deal with the consequences after Christmas.
Liverpool have agreed to allow Philippe Coutinho to finally secure his dream transfer to Barcelona next year, if you choose to believe today's reports.
"Of course they are still interested in Coutinho, they've got everything sorted with the player, we've all known that for months".
"I would be gobsmacked if they consider doing business in January, absolutely gobsmacked". Mundo claims, Klopp and Liverpool positively accept Coutinho's terms and promise to weigh Barcelona's offer.
But Coutinho has shown in recent weeks just why Liverpool are desperate to keep hold of him, scoring against Leicester City, Spartak Moscow and Newcastle United.