As perhaps the biggest transfer saga of the summer, Philippe Coutinho’s proposed move to Barcelona was one that didn’t come off and now the Liverpool man has opened up on his desire to leave.
Making his return to the starting line-up at home to Burnley on Saturday, Coutinho stated that his only intention for the season ahead is to give his all for the Reds.
“What happened was I got a job offer and, in life, sometimes you get interested, sometimes you don’t, and in my case, as everybody knows, I got interested, my family too,” the playmaker told ESPN Brasil after the game.
“But as I’ve always said, it’s a great honour to receive an offer from such a great club like [Barcelona] , but it’s also a great honour being here, Liverpool is a great club worldwide.
“Now I’m here and I’ll give my best, as always.”
Having now played in Europe for Liverpool this season, it is almost certain that Barcelona will have to wait until next summer to rekindle their interest in the Brazilian.