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Another day, another Brazilian shamelessly tapping up Coutinho!
This time it’s PSG’s ageing defender Thiago Silva, one of the best in the world at centre-back.
He’s suggested that Liverpool’s no.10 will reject the advances of Barcelona, continue to defy Jurgen Klopp and seek a move to Paris – following in good friend and compatriot Neymar’s footsteps.
“I talk a lot with Coutinho. I hope that at the end of the season or even before, it could be a nice surprise for us,” Silva is quoted as saying by the Independent.
“I hope he will think well and that next year he will work with us.
“As with Neymar, I give him a lot of advice. But I think the most important thing for him is to make the best decision.”
Silva’s idea that Coutinho may transfer to Ligue 1 in January is nonsense, in our opinion.
There is little chance Liverpool will actively weaken ourselves halfway through a Premier League and Champions League campaign.
Coutinho’s goal and assist versus Southampton on Saturday demonstrated how crucial a role he could play in a hopefully successful season.
In his past 14 Premier League games, he’s been involved in 15 goals (either a goal or an assist). For someone who operates deep and rarely ventures behind the opposition defence, that’s a world-class return.
Liverpool need to keep him fit as a priority, as injuries have already stunted him this term.
If the playmaker is desperate to depart in the summer, maybe we should consider it, but to sell in January would be foolish.