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Barcelona Offer Player Plus Cash Offer For Philippe Coutinho

Sport claim that Coutinho still enjoys a positive relationship with manager Jurgen Klopp Sport claim that Coutinho still enjoys a positive relationship with manager Jurgen Klopp
Kristopher Love | 13 November, 2017, 21:43

Coutinho's absence from the Liverpool squad has only fueled speculation continuing to circulate around his future, with Barcelona long-term admirers of the midfielder, who is seen as an ideal replacement for the recently departed Neymar.

The Brazilian winger was linked with a move to the Nou Camp all summer and handed in a transfer request to try and force a move.

'Unfortunately, I could not play for Liverpool in the past three games because of injury, ' Coutinho said.

A hip problem has seen Coutinho miss more time with the Reds before the global break, but he can prove his fitness on Tuesday against England before returning to domestic action on Saturday, November 18 against Southampton.

Brazil worldwide Rafinha, who is now injured, wants to leave the club in search of first-team action elsewhere ahead of next summer's World Cup.

"I think my game is suited to it because I'm fast and I know how to use my strength".

"Wearing the yellow shirt is always a real honour".

Klopp will be undoubtedly be left frustrated should Coutinho pick further hinder his rehabilitation during the clash with Gareth Southgate's England, with Southampton full back Ryan Bertrand - Liverpool's next opponents - among a depleted Three Lions outfit. We are looking forward to battling with them. At the moment I am very happy with my life.

However, the 25-year-old said is happy playing in the Premier League at Anfield.

Coutinho, who missed fixtures against West Ham, Maribor and Huddersfield Town due to the thigh problem, added: 'Every day, I work harder than before to improve myself and become a better all-around footballer.