Barcelona target Coutinho speaks on transfer
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is expected to be part of the Brazil team that would play England on Tuesday at the Wembley stadium.
The 25-year-old was a subject of interest from Barcelona. He handed in a transfer request in August in a bid to force through the transfer to Spain, but Liverpool remained firm and rejected all offers.
Speaking while on international duty with Brazil, Coutinho explained he was happy at Liverpool despite his failed move to Barcelona.
According to the midfielder, he is not focused on transfers at the moment concentrated on the national team.
‘I’m playing in one of the biggest leagues in the world,’ he told Sky Sports.
‘I’m always happy. But now it’s important to concentrate on the national team. At the moment I am very happy with my life.
‘Every day, I work harder than before to improve myself and become a better all-around footballer.’
Coutinho began the season with a back problem, and has just recently missed Liverpool’s last three games with a adductor problem.
‘Unfortunately, I could not play for Liverpool in the past three games because of injury,’ he added.
‘Now I feel 100 per cent fit, I have recovered and I am in a good shape to be available for the game against England.
‘I never want to miss any Brazil games. I am honoured to wear this shirt whenever I can.’