Philippe Coutinho is ready to turn his back on Liverpool and choose Barcelona over Real Madrid as both La Liga giants chase the Brazilian’s signature, according to reports in Spain.
Wins have been very hard to come by at the start of the 2015/16 Premier League season, which means a swift return to the Champions League next term is looking less likely by the game.
“I heard what Neymar said on the internet, but I want to do well with Liverpool“.
‘Keylor goes to Costa Rica happy with his performance in the derby, ‘ the headline reads.
“The best need to be playing with the best”.
The 23-year-old was able to feature the full 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Everton at the weekend, but has asked to sit out of his nations next two matches.
While this may bring out a better Coutinho, it will also place him in the spotlight and could possibly propel him to the forefront of Europe’s heavyweights seeking a new dynamic playmaker.
He was replaced by legendary attacker Kaka, although irritatingly, the report doesn’t state what’s wrong with Coutinho, or how serious the injury is.
And Anfield sources have suggested a demoralising defeat in the 225th Mersey derby at Goodison Park on Sunday will shift FSG’s thinking.
Will Philippe Coutinho remain at Liverpool beyond next summer?
Last week, Coutinho’s Brazil team-mate Neymar tried to woo the player to the Nou Camp, but Coutinho insisted his focus was at Anfield.
But Sports also believe that Liverpool would be more open to doing a deal this time around as Coutinho would be “more willing to wear the Barca shirt” following Brendan Rodgers’ sacking this weekend.