Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has openly spoken about the speculation linking him to Spanish giants Barcelona for the first time.
Thoroughout the season there have been rumours that the Brazilian playmaker could be set for a move to the Camp Nou. However, Coutinho has remained quiet on the matter up until now. “It always makes me happy when I’m talked about,” he told ESPN Brasil (via Sport).
“It’s good that a great club, like Barcelona, have interest in you because it’s recognition of the hard work you’re doing.”
“Barcelona are one of the best teams in the world. Until now nothing has come directly to me, because if there’s anything it goes through my agent. What I have to do is focus on playing because it’s my agent that resolves these things.”
After his stunning man of the match display in Liverpool’s 4-0 win against West Ham Untied on Sunday, grabbing two goals and one assist during Liverpool’s impressive win at the weekend to boost his sides’ chances of a top four finish.
After the game, he also added: “To come back from injury is always tough but I always work hard to help the team. We played well today and now we have a week ahead of us to work and think about the final game.”
The bit that has upset some fans is that Coutinho failed to put the rumours to bed and seemed reluctant to commit his future to the club. The response was a smashed car window during the week whilst he attended an awards ceremony.