If there is one player who is making things happen in England, it’s definitely Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho.
With 5 goals and 5 assists already to his name this season, the Brazilian has taken his performances to the next level.
Still only 24, many half expect Coutinho to make a move to a club such as Barcelona sooner or later. The Brazilian made an instant impact at Liverpool when he signed for them in 2013, and continues to make progress.
Under Brendan Rodgers, Coutinho was a key player for Liverpool, but his goal tally didn’t really match his impressive performances, but that has changed under Jurgen Klopp.
Coutinho has managed to find the back of the net regularly under Klopp, and maybe it’s time when the top European clubs come in for him. According to a latest report on Spanish newspaper Sport, Liverpool fear Coutinho wants to leave the club for Barcelona.
Sport say Coutinho wants to sign for Barcelona, as he’d be among players of the same calibre at the Catalan club.
The Brazilian signed has a contract until 2020 at the club, but has already been offered a new contract.
It’s been reported Coutinho’s representatives, Kia Joorabchian and Giuliano Bertolucci, offered the Brazilian to Barcelona last year, but the Catalan club rejected the chance to sign him due to asking price and they had other priorities in the market.
Barcelona are currently well covered in Coutinho’s position, but the Spanish daily don’t want to rule out anything yet. Barcelona believe Coutinho could fit in very well at the club, and the player also prefers a move to the Catalan club.
Real Madrid are also keen on signing the Brazilian star, but are bounded by FIFA sanctions, whilst Paris-Saint Germain would be willing to ‘do something crazy for Coutinho’.
It’s not really surprising to see Coutinho being linked to a number of top clubs, as he is still very young and could improve even further. The Merseyside club are on the rise after the arrival of Jurgen Klopp, who certainly wouldn’t want to sell his best player.
If Liverpool continue to improve and Barcelona and Real Madrid don’t make moves then Coutinho may well decide he’s best where he is, there wouldn’t be many more tempting options.