Coutinho Opens Up on Barcelona ‘Job Offer’
Philippe Coutinho has broken his silence over the protracted summer saga which nearly saw him move from Liverpool to Barcelona. The Spanish club made 3 bids for the player in the last transfer window.
Coutinho submitted a transfer request in order to push through the move, but the Reds held firm and kept their man. The Brazilian admits that he wanted to go, but insists his motivation to play for Liverpool has not been affected.
He told ESPN Brasil, “What happened was a job offer and, in life, sometimes you get interested, sometimes you don’t, and in my case, as everybody knows, I got interested, my family too.
“But as I’ve always said, it’s a great honour to receive an offer from such a great club like that, but it’s also a great honour being here, Liverpool is great club worldwide. Now I’m here and I’ll give my best, as always.”