Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has said he has no verbal agreement in place to join La Liga giant FC Barcelona next summer and is fully committed to the Merseyside club’s cause this campaign despite being denied a transfer to the Spanish side.
The Brazilian made his first League start of the season for Jürgen Klopp’s side on Saturday when he featured for 79 minutes of the 1 all draw with FC Burnley.
The Brazil international midfielder, who was given a rousing reception when he came on from the substitute bench against La Liga side Sevilla in midweek, was the subject of three failed offer from the Catalan club during the summer window and reportedly submitted a transfer request in a bid to force a switch from Anfield Stadium.
The Reds refused to sell the 25-year-old even when the Spanish side’s third bid increased to a whopping deal £119million and, answering questions from ESPN Brazil reporters after the Burnley match the Brazilian discussed “a complicated month” for the very first time.
The Liverpool star said that what happened during the window was a job offer and, in life, sometimes a player gets interested; sometimes a player don’t and, in his case, every football lover knows that he got interested, including his family.”