Liverpool Star Philippe Coutinho Admits He Was 'Interested' by Barcelona Offer

Liverpool Star Philippe Coutinho Admits He Was 'Interested' by Barcelona Offer

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has revealed the details behind his collapsed transfer to Barcelona, admitting he and his family were excited about the move to Camp Nou.

Now, having made his Premier League return to Jurgen Klopp's side in the club's 1-1 draw at home to Burnley on Saturday, Coutinho insists he is exclusively focused on giving his best to the Merseyside club.

After featuring as a substitute in the draw against Sevilla in the Champions League in midweek, Coutinho was involved in the outset as the Reds were held to another draw, with today's game against Burnley finishing 1-1.

"What happened was a job offer and, in life, sometimes you get interested, sometimes you don't", he explained. I'm here and I will give my best as always.

It is a great honour to have received an offer from such a great club - but it's the same here.

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"It was a complicated month for me". I'm working hard, my thoughts are on the team's goals, making a good season'.

According to The Mirror, Barcelona are switching their attention from Philippe Coutinho to his Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane, with Juventus and Real Madrid also understood to be keen.

The Senegalese worldwide cost Liverpool just £11.8 million when he was signed from Southampton, three years ago, but you get the impression that if Liverpool can be persuaded to part company with the player he will cost Barcelona an very bad lot more than that.

While Coutinho was not at his best at Anfield on Saturday, there were elements of the vibrancy and creativity that Liverpool have come to depend on since he joined in 2013.

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