Liverpool and Barcelona are having a tug of war over Liverpool's superstar Philippe Coutinho. It isn't the first time the two clubs tugged over a particular player. One doesn't have to look far from Luis Suarez and the way his move to Barcelona was completed. One thing for sure, there aren't many clubs or players who can resist the mighty Catalonian club and the prospect to team up and Learn from Leo Messi.
Coutinho is the latest player to be added to that list. Coutinho with his touch, technique, skill, class, effervescence on the ball has attracted interest from Barcelona for quite some time. It seems this would be the transfer saga to watch during summers. Coutinho naturally is also aware of Barcelona's interest in him and now he speaks up regarding his transfer.
Want to know what Coutinho said regarding his transfer to Barcelona? Scroll down to know more.
"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." Coutinho said after the match vs West Ham United.
"It always makes me happy when I'm talked about,"
"It's good that a great club, like Barcelona, have interest in you because it's recognition of the hard work you're doing. he told ESPN Brasil (via Sport)
Liverpool scored easy four goals while managing to keep a clean sheet. And once again the star of the show was the mercurial Philippe Coutinho, he was awarded the man of the match award and in the post-match press conference, he 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."
With 2 goals and one assist, it seems he's back, firing all cylinders and with him in the form he is, Liverpool fans should feel confident that they'll land in the top four.
Coutinho, despite the Barcelona rumors, put pen to paper to a contract extend his stay at Anfield till 2021. Although that doesn't mean that Barcelona cannot approach Liverpool, but they would need to pay an inflated amount to acquire his services.