I could still leave Liverpool — Coutinho

Viernes, 08 Dic, 2017

He's got to continue in this vein of form of scoring goals. I do not know if there will be an offer.

It appears Coutinho's desire to move to Barcelona in January is as strong as it was when he handed in a transfer request in August, even though he will be cup-tied in the Champions League. That being said, if it was up to a certain Scouse defender, he wouldn't be going anywhere anytime soon.

Owen did go on to compliment the current Liverpool frontline, adding "This group of players are amazing, but you're not going to get a player who's going to score 30 goals in this group".

The draw for the last 16 is in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday and City will head a pack of five English teams in the knockout stages, with Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur also through.

Coutinho has now very firmly opened the door to leaving for Barcelona in January.

Liverpool's Brazilian attacker is speaking about his future after authoring a UEFA Champions League hat trick against Spartak Moscow on Thursday.

"Last summer there was a job offer and in the same way that happens with any employee I was interested in it. Since I stayed, I have played with will and desire". The Brazilian has netted nine goals so far this term, further providing six for his team-mates across all competitions. Would Coutinho be needed to get them over the line?

The Reds head into that game in fourth place in the Premier League table as they look to try and keep themselves in the title race heading into the hectic festive period in the top flight. But it can't help but rankle a little that a key player won't commit to staying at least until the end of the season.

Coutinho completed his hat trick three minutes later by firing in a shot that deflected off Salvatore Bocchetti and flew inside the near post, leaving Selikhov wrong-footed.

Michael Owen has admitted that he has been amazed by Mohamed Salah's start to life at Liverpool FC since moving to the summer transfer window.