Coutinho Insists: ‘I’m Happy At Liverpoool’

Coutinho Could Play Against England

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Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho admits he is happy at Anfield despite suggestions he could be on his way out of the club in January.

The Brazil international saw a written transfer request turned down by the Reds this summer. Liverpool also turned down two bids from Barcelona – the latter believed to be for a guaranteed £72million plus a further £27million in add-ons and bonuses. Rumours abound a fresh bid from the Catalan side in the winter transfer window.

But speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Brazil’s friendly international with England at Wembley on Tuesday, Coutinho hinted that he could stay with Liverpool for a little while longer.

“I’m playing in one of the biggest leagues in the world,” said the 25-year-old.

“I’m always happy, but now it’s important to concentrate on the national team. At the moment I am very happy with my life.”

Coutinho has been out of action since picking up a leg injury three weeks ago, but he insists he is fit enough to play against England and he is expected to return to club action for Liverpool when they resume their Premier League campaign with a home match with Southampton on Saturday.

“I’m 100 percent fit,” he said of the game with England.

“I had an injury and I missed three matches but now I’m coming back and I’m 100% ready for this match.

“Wearing the yellow shirt is always a real honour. It will be an honour to play in this game. We’re expecting to put on a great show in this match.”