- Carragher and Coutinho interviewed next to each other after 7-0 Spartak spanking
- Both asked about potential Barcelona interest in Liverpool’s magical no.10
- Coutinho had just put in maybe his best ever Liverpool performance, scoring a hat-trick in the process
- SEE MORE:(Video🎥) Coutinho’s highlights v Spartak; Arguably his greatest ever LFC performance
After the game last night, Coutinho gave an interview to Jan Aage Fjortoft of Viasport Fotbal, which wasn’t shown on BT Sport or any of the English coverage on ITV later on.
The Brazilian seemed in much better spirits than he did on the pitch, smiling alongside Jamie Carragher, although it might have been out of uncomfortableness!
Coutinho had just scored a hat-trick and left with the match-ball after a scintillating performance, of course.
But after Carragher’s phone went off, the interview took a different turn, with Fjortoft immediately asking if it was Barcelona calling.
“No, he’s staying!” Carragher responded, before declaring, in front of Phil, that our progression should help him stay at the club.
“I think the great thing for Phil and for Liverpool is getting to the knockout stages of the Champions League. A player of this quality has to be playing in the knockout stages. He has to be there.”
The interviewer then turned to Coutinho, with the topic of Barcelona still fresh in the air.
“Do nights like this make you want to stay at Liverpool?” he asked, with our no.10 straight batting the question…
“Yes, it was a really good night,” he said. “Like always when we play here at Anfield the atmosphere is amazing. I always said the fans here are unbelievable. So today’s a good day.”
Watch the interview below:
.@Carra23, is that Barcelona calling?
— Viasport Fotball (@ViasportFotball) December 6, 2017