Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho says he is unsure if he'll remain at Liverpool beyond January as £130m Barcelona transfer rumours continue to circulate.
Coutinho was left out of Jurgen Klopp’s first-team plans at the start of the season after Barcelona launched an intense pursuit of him in the summer, but remained at Anfield after the Reds stood firm in their desire not to sell one of their prize assets.
But after performances like the one in Liverpool’s 7-0 demolition of Spartak Moscow on Wednesday night – in which he scored a hat-trick as the Kops' skipper on the night, Barca’s desire to land him at Camp Nou at the earliest opportunity has certainly grown.
Speaking to the press after the Anfield rout which secured Liverpool’s place in the Champions League last-16, becoming the fifth English side to make it out of the group stage, Coutinho said: “I do not know how the future is going to be. What will happen in January, we will know it in January.
"I do not know if there will be an offer. I am at Liverpool and I always do my best when I have the opportunity to play, respecting the jersey and the supporters.
“Last summer there was a job offer in the same way that happens with any
employee and I was interested in it. Since I stayed, I have played with will and desire.” Coutinho said as quoted in The Independent
The Spanish giants look unperturbed in their desire to sign the Brazil international, and with reports in Spain claiming an offer of nearly £130m is ready to be lodged next month, Coutinho knows his future remains an uncertain one.