Philippe Coutinho 'happy with life' at Liverpool amid intense interest from Barcelona

Philippe Coutinho 'happy with life' at Liverpool amid intense interest from Barcelona

La Liga giants Barcelona are reportedly still keen on a move for Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho, and it is thought that the Premier League club could leave the final decision to manager Jurgen Klopp.

The Brazil worldwide attempted to force a move to the Spanish league leaders in the summer, but Reds owners FSG steadfastly refused to sell, despite being offered a massive nine-figure sum for the 25-year-old. Coutinho missed the start of the season with a back injury, and his recent adductor muscle injury saw him miss Liverpool's last three games in the Champions League and the Premier League.

Reports suggest Barcelona will come calling for Coutinho, once again.

But while Brazil's medical team claim the 25-year-old is winning his race for fitness ahead of Tuesday's friendly, after abandoning his rehabilitation schedule at Melwood to join Tite's squad, Coutinho could cause uproar on Merseyside. Now I feel 100 percent fit.

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But Coutinho has been in full training since Thursday and says he is fit to face England, "Unfortunately, I could not play for Liverpool in the past three games because of injury. I am honored to wear this shirt whenever I can". England will be our first European opponent under (coach) Tite. "We are looking forward to competing against them", he said.

"Every day, I work harder than before to improve myself and become a better all-around footballer", he concluded.

"I'm always happy. At the moment I am very happy with my life".

After Coutinho's statement, Klopp will be hoping to make use of the Brazilian when Liverpool welcome Southampton to Anfield next Saturday.

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