By Laura O’Leary

Alberto Moreno has shared that if it was his decision Philippe Coutinho would stay at Liverpool and revealed he has told him not to go.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, the defender opened up about Coutinho’s rumoured moved to Barcelona disclosing he wants him to stay.

“I have told him, ‘brother, don’t go’ , I can’t tell you what he said to me here, of course, because it’s something that’s very personal,” teased Moreno.

The 25-year-old continued, “I want him to stay, if I get to decide Philippe’s not going.”

“But I can’t interfere; it’s Liverpool, Barcelona and him, and they decide.”

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The Spanish international has been subject to his own transfer speculation about exit from Liverpool in the past, as he struggled to get game time.

However, the 25-year-old opted to stay at the club and fight for his place successfully, as this season he is Jurgen Klopp’s first choice left-back.

Moreno has made 15 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool this season, contributing three assists in the process.

The defender, despite being in the early stages of the season, is only three games away from matching his total appearances for the Reds last season.

The left-back’s solid performances have helped cement his place in the team and has kept summer signing Andy Robertson from making many appearances.

Liverpool have won 19 points to be fifth in the table after 11 games, with Moreno featuring in nine of those matches.

The Reds are back in league action, after the international break, taking on Southampton at Anfield on Saturday.

In other Liverpool news, England manager Gareth Southgate has heaped praise on this Reds star after his display against Brazil last night.

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