Barcelona can not buy Liverpool players until 2020

Barcelona can not buy Liverpool players until 2020

With Barcelona being one of the only clubs able to lure Liverpool's players, the deal negotiated by Edwards has been applauded by Liverpool supporters.

Liverpool have lost two of the best players to Barcelona in recent years, with Luis Suarez also opting to put on the famous Barça jersey in 2014.

As part of the £142million transfer, Barcelona agreed they would not attempt to sign a Liverpool player for three seasons - or six transfer windows.

A figure that would make him the most expensive signing in history.

It emerged on Wednesday that should Barcelona want to prise another Reds star away from Anfield, they must pay a premium of €100 million (£89m) on top of any transfer fee.

The news should quell reports in Spain which have suggested Barcelona are interested in a move for Sadio Mane, who is now involved in talks about an improved contract at Anfield.

Barcelona agreed to the freaky clause which shows their desperation to bring Coutinho to the Nou Camp earlier this year.

This means players such as Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah will not be allowed to join Barcelona in the next two years, although there is still a possibility that Liverpool can sign Barca players.

The Brazilian has scored just five goals all season for Barca and has not proven the replacement for Neymar that many fans were hoping he would turn out to be.