Carragher Insists Coutinho Is Staying Put Following Interviewer's Barcelona Jibe

Philippe Coutinho

Getty Philippe Coutinho netted a hat-trick last night

The journalist who wrote the story says he "suspects" that this is all happening because Liverpool didn't let the star leave for Barcelona in the summer.

With Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah up front, the Reds have one of the most exciting front line's in world football, and they are going to town in the Champions League this season.

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has said Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho would be the ideal fit for his old club, Barcelona.

Coutinho said: "I do not know how the future is going to be".

The Brazilian global was rumoured to have handed in a transfer request this summer mid reported offers over the €150 million mark. Coutinho has responded well this season and insists any fresh speculation will not have a detrimental impact on his focus and form at Anfield.

"When it was 6-0", Klopp said, "we were looking at each other [on the Liverpool bench] and saying, 'How did this happen?'"

Barcelona are reportedly lining up a £127million move for the playmaker when the January transfer window opens.

"Jurgen Klopp has done little to quash the rumours when asked whether the Brazilian would be at Liverpool in February, yet further indication that Coutinho is destined to bid farewell to Anfield".

Liverpool's marquee player Philippe Coutinho was the subject of intense interest from Barcelona last summer, however a move never materialised in the end. "I always do my best when I have the opportunity to play, respecting the jersey and the supporters".

The player also spoke about his hat-trick, which helped Liverpool to reach the Champions League knockout stage for the first time in nine years: "It was a special night and very remarkable for the result, for the three goals and for being captain in a big game for a club like this". I mean, if he's going to play like last night regardless what happens, great.

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