Coutinho focused on Liverpool again


But Barca's head honcho has rubbished that stance, claiming that Liverpool set a value for Coutinho that the Spanish giants were simply unprepared to meet, despite their £198m windfall from PSG, with their final offer far less than reported.

The 25-year-old Brazil worldwide was Barcelona's key transfer target but Liverpool rejected multiple bids from the La Liga side, saying the player was not for sale.

The midfielder made his first start of the season in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Burnley, and in an interview with ESPN Brasil, he spoke diplomatically about his "complicated" summer.

"It was a hard month for me".

"In my case, as everyone knows, I was interested - and my family as well".

"It is an honor to have received an offer from this club but it is also an honor to play for Liverpool, I always respected the club and supporters", said Coutinho.

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I've never had any problems with anyone here.

The former Inter Milan youngster, who can also operate as a winger, is one of the best attacking midfielders in the Premier League and will be key in the Reds' quest to finish in the top four yet again this season. "And that hasn't changed at all". I've always respected the support very much of the groups.

"No. It's all done now. I'm working hard, my thoughts are on the team's goals, making a good season, with the national team too, doing my best to get there". "He is playing well and helping the team, and I think he is closer to telling us "yes".

Mane and Salah together have led many Liverpool fans to wonder if they need Coutinho.

"It feels unusual, it feels wrong but it is a fact we drew", said Klopp, who made seven changes from the Sevilla game. "This is where we have to improve".