New Contract 'Important' Says Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho says that his new contract with Liverpool is very important, amidst rumours linking the player with Barcelona. The Brazilian put pen to paper on a new five year deal in January, quashing links with the Catalan club.
In an interview with ESPN Brazil, Coutinho said that he wasn’t thinking of his next move and focusing on the season with Liverpool, “That’s one thing that I leave to my representative. He takes care of these things.
“Since we are in the middle of the league, we are focused on doing well in winning the title. We started talking about the contract in the middle of this season. So we’re focused on the season, not thinking about other places. So having the opportunity to stay here for more time is important.”
Coutinho is great friends with compatriot Neymar and he congratulated his friend on the team’s stirring comeback against Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League, “I just said congratulations [to Neymar]. His match was incredible, as always. Not just him, the Barcelona team. What they did there was incredible. They really made history.”