Brazilian superstar Philippe Coutinho is one of the most sought after players in the world right now. Heading into the World Cup in just a few months from now, Coutinho will be one of the corner stones around which Brazil will launch their tilt at the title.
Last summer Coutinho was involved in one of the most protracted transfer sagas in years as Barcelona tried to snatch Liverpool’s talisman away from Anfield.
Coutinho was reportedly desperate to make the move as he had his heart set on a move to the Nou Camp. But Klopp and Liverpool remained resolute as they rejected a bid of more than 100 million for the Brazilian.
The magical midfielder is far and away one of the most exciting players to watch in the league as his impeccable dribbling and word class finishing makes him a unique threat from midfield.
Barcelona identify Coutinho as someone who could play both in the middle of the park and on the wings. With Neymar’s departure and Iniesta seemingly on his last legs as a Barcelona player, Coutinho will be a huge asset to the club.
After scoring a Hat-trick last night, Coutinho was tentative when asked about his future with the English club.
“I am at Liverpool and I always do my best when I have the opportunity to play, respecting the jersey and the supporters.”
“I do not know how the future is going to be. What will happen in January, we will know it in January. I do not know if there will be an offer.
“Last summer there was a job offer in the same way that happens with any employee and I was interested in it. Since I stayed I have played with will and desire.
“Of course a lot happened in the summer but my will is always to play and do the best wherever I am – that has not changed.”
“I am here (at Liverpool), we have a lot of games and I try to do my best to help.”
“It was a special night due to the result and because I had the armband in such an important game playing for a club like Liverpool,” he said.
“For sure this is my most important hat-trick. In the Champions League it was my first one, I scored one for Brazil but this was more important.”