Philippe Coutinho has recently been linked with a big money move away from Anfield, but the Brazilian international has confirmed that he’s happy at Liverpool and enjoys playing under Jurgen Klopp, as reported by the Liverpool Echo.
A number of reports suggested that Coutinho could be on his way out of the club this summer, with the 24-year-old linked with a switch to either Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain (via The Guardian).
We are obviously unlikely to want to sell one of our best players though, and will therefore do everything we can to hold onto him. The player himself has confirmed that he’s happy at the club, and speaking after Brazil’s controversial 1-0 loss against Peru in the Copa America – a loss that saw them eliminated at the group stages for the first time in nearly 30 years – he insisted that Klopp is a great manager.
“I am grateful for everything Liverpool has done for me,” he said.
“Am I happy there working under Klopp? It’s clear, he’s great.”
While these comments are obviously nothing but positive, he certainly could have done more to reassure the fans. It would have been nice to hear him commit his future to the club a little more, and hopefully saying he’s grateful for everything we’ve done for him isn’t his way of hinting at a potential goodbye.
We’d be mad to sell him and he’d be mad to leave, as while he’s unquestionably a phenomenal talent he’s still not the finished article, and he won’t get the same support he does at Anfield anywhere else in the world.
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