- Coutinho is still Barcelona’s no.1 transfer target ahead of the January window
- Brazilian was desperate to join the Catalans in the summer, but Liverpool refused
- Reports suggest Barca will make another mammoth offer this winter
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Jurgen Klopp refused to discuss the possibility of Coutinho leaving the club, when asked if he knew whether the Brazilian would still be a Liverpool player in February.
“Nothing.. but I don’t think about it. Not one second that I thought about that,” Klopp told reporters at his press-conference before Wednesday’s Spartak Moscow clash. “I am not unsure. I am not sure. Nobody knows what will happen in January. It’s nice from an outside view. Nothing to say about that.”
It would be nice from the perspective of Liverpool fans for Klopp to completely rule out a January exit, but instead our manager decided it best to ignore the question.
Still, we’d be very surprised if Liverpool changed tact and allowed Coutinho an exit this winter.
We held on to him in the summer despite enormous offers and the player handing in a transfer request; telling Barcelona in no uncertain terms that our no.10 wasn’t for sale.
With Liverpool enjoying a terrific run and Coutinho in arguably the best individual form of his career, it would be crazy to significantly weaken the team by allowing the 25-year-old to leave mid-season.