Philippe Coutinho Refuses to Rule Out January Move Away From Liverpool

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The Brazilian was strongly linked with a move to Barcelona during the summer, and it is understood that he handed in a transfer request at Anfield in a bid to force a move to Spain.

Coutinho was left extremely frustrated by the failure of his transfer to go through, and thus had to slowly ease his way into this season, but once he did the Brazilian has been crushing it.

The pundit was speaking with ex-Norway worldwide Jan Aage Fjortoft of viaSport after Liverpool's 7-0 annihilation of Spartak Moscow in their final Champions League group stage clash while Coutinho joined the duo to discuss the game itself.

Liverpool was one of four English teams to qualify in first place, along with Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham, and its tally of 23 group-stage goals is the second-highest in the competition's history, only behind Paris Saint-Germain's 25 from this season too.

The Reds will learn who they're to take on in the last 16 when the draw is made on Monday.

Jurgen Klopp, meanwhile, has also refused to rule out Coutinho's exit in the upcoming window.

Speaking to UOL, he said: "I don't know, nobody knows what the future will be like, what happens in January, we will know in January".

"When it was 6-0", Klopp said, "we were looking at each other [on the Liverpool bench] and saying, 'How did this happen?'" "I do not know if there will be an offer".

Last summer there was a job offer and in the same way that happens with any employee I was interested in it.

I'm very happy to play alongside all these great players. From where I see it, he is more comfortable inside, but the good thing about this player is that he can play in several positions.

"It was a special night due to the result and because I had the armband in such an important game playing for a club like Liverpool".

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