Coutinho makes admission to Klopp that will break hearts of Liverpool fans - report
By Aramide Oladipo
Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has informed manager Jurgen Klopp that he will never play for the club again, according to a report.
Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo claims that the 25-year-old is set on his decision to join La Liga giants Barcelona this summer and he is prepared to do whatever it takes to get the deal over the line.
The Spanish newspaper reports that the Brazilian is ready to sit in the stands throughout the entire season should the Merseyside club fail to sanction his move to the Camp Nou before the end of the transfer window.
The report claims that although the attacking midfielder is aware that his behaviour could cost him a place in the Brazil national team for next year’s World Cup, he is prepared to take the risk as he remains desperate to play for Barcelona.
The Reds appear adamant that the playmaker is not for sale this summer as the Mirror recently reported that they had rejected an incredible bid worth £90million bid from the Catalan club for Coutinho.
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The Brazilian is still yet to make an appearance for Liverpool in competitive matches this season.
Coutinho currently has five years remaining on his contract at Anfield and he may have played his final match in the famous Liverpool kit, and that will no doubt break the hearts of the club’s supporters around the world.
Football Insider verdict
If the Brazilian decides to effectively go on strike should the move to Barcelona not materialise, he risks losing his status as a firm favourite not only among Liverpool fans but football supporters worldwide. It would be a completely senseless move for Coutinho especially with the World Cup in Russia on the horizon. It is completely understandable that he wants to play for one of the biggest clubs in world football but he seriously needs to conduct himself in the right manner and show the utmost respect for a club who have shown great faith and confidence in him for the last four years.
In other Liverpool news, Jordan Henderson has made an admission about Coutinho’s future at Anfield.