Coutinho's latest declaration hints of a rift at Liverpool

The 26-year-old playmaker trains in Lille while on international duty with the Brazil squad

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho has allayed any fears of him carrying an injury, declaring himself as "100% fit" for action, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Barcelona tried to lure Coutinho to Camp Nou in an effort to replace Neymar before the transfer window closed but Liverpool refused to sell the Brazil worldwide.

The attacking midfielder missed the Selecao's 3-1 win over Japan, with the match against England slated for his return.

And with both PSG and Juventus reportedly ready to rival Barcelona for Coutinho's signature, Spanish daily Sport claims the Brazilian has told Liverpool chiefs to reject any approaches that come their way from the Ligue 1 giants.

Coutinho is set to return to action when Brazil face England in an global friendly at Wembley on Tuesday.

"Now I feel 100% fit, I have recovered and I am in a good shape to be available for the game against England".

"Right now I am extremely happy with my life".

"I think my game is suited to it because I'm fast and I know how to use my strength. I am honored to wear this shirt whenever I can". At the moment I am very happy with my life. "England will be our first European opponent under Tite [Brazil coach]".

"The team was happy when he was back", Klopp said in September.

However the 25 year old is set to put his fitness at risk and play for his country during their game against England on Tuesday.

Coutinho, who missed fixtures against West Ham, Maribor and Huddersfield Town due to the thigh problem, added: 'Every day, I work harder than before to improve myself and become a better all-around footballer.

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