Premier League Superstar admits 'interest' in a move to Barcelona

Coutinho said: "I do not know how the future is going to be".

"In this form, it suggests yes".

It seems unlikely Barcelona will make a run at Coutinho in January given the 25 year old's inability to represent another club in the Champions League this season, let alone Liverpool's contention in multiple competitions, but there's no reason for Coutinho to close the door.

Well. That's maybe not the worst.

Lionel Messi has been informed that Barcelona will press ahead with plans to sign Philippe Coutinho in the January transfer window.

Barcelona is one of the three remaining group winners, and wouldn't it truly be something if they are paired with the Reds in the draw on Monday?

Coutinho was subject to various bids for from the Blaugrana and he remains unsure about his future at the Anfield. Firmino raced onto the loose ball and curled home a shot with the outside of his right foot.

The pundit was speaking with ex-Norway international Jan Aage Fjortoft of viaSport after Liverpool's 7-0 annihilation of Spartak Moscow in their final Champions League group stage clash while Coutinho joined the duo to discuss the game itself.

Regarding Barcelona's bid from the summer, which UOL claims was €160m, Coutinho said: "It was a job offer as for any other person and I became interested". Brazilian Coutinho is really important for Klopp's system but I think he is at his best playing somewhat deeper.

Coutinho's hat-trick was his first for Liverpool and the Brazilian insists the win over Spartak will live long in his memory. The result will not affect City's chances in any way as they topped Group F with 15 points.

He told BT Sport: "When they were talking about the fee for him if Barcelona or etc were going to try and buy him, £130-£140m, the only thing you would say is 'is he going to get enough goals to warrant that?'"

Michael Owen has admitted that he has been amazed by Mohamed Salah's start to life at Liverpool FC since moving to the summer transfer window.

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