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


The Brazil worldwide has been largely deployed on the left of a front three alongside Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho continues to refuse to guarantee that he'll stay at the club for much longer.

Barcelona are being widely tipped to return with a big-money offer in the January transfer window.

"I do not know how the future is going to be", said the forward, who signed a five-year deal at the start of 2017. What will happen in January, we will know it in January.

The Brazil playmaker headlined a devastating display by Liverpool in its 7-0 thrashing of Spartak Moscow at Anfield on Wednesday, with the other three members of the attacking "Fab 4" - Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah - also scoring.

He said, "Last summer there was a job offer in the same way that happens with every employee and I was interested in it".

Ferdinand is right in that since the past summer's transfer turmoil and Barcelona's numerous reported bids, Coutinho has got back to what he does best, with nine goals and six assists in 14 games across all competitions. "Since I stayed I have played with will and desire", continued the 25-year old, shifting the conversation towards more manageable territory. "I do not know if there will be an offer", explained the Brazilian, being completely frank.

Not exactly what Liverpool fans wanted to hear - but it gets worse.

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.

The Brazilian global was rumoured to have handed in a transfer request this summer mid reported offers over the €150 million mark.

"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".