Philippe Coutinhos Agent Admits Liverpool Still Lies Very Deeply in Brazilians Heart

Philippe Coutinho's agent Kia Joorabchian has suggested that the Barcelona midfielder would not consider moving to a direct rival of Liverpool, due to the affinity he holds with the Reds.


After a stellar five-year spell on Merseyside, Coutinho joined Barcelona in 2018 for £142m, but is yet to make much of an impression at Camp Nou. During 2018/19, he was only able to register five goals and three assists in La Liga, which has led to resentment amongst Barcelona supporters, who have not been convinced by the Brazilian's performances.

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Unsurprisingly, Coutinho has been heavily linked with a move away from ​Barcelona this summer, with the likes of ​Manchester United and ​Chelsea both being touted as potential candidates to land his signature.


However, during an interview with ​Sky SportsJoorabchian stated that there is very little chance he will return to the Premier League to play for anyone other than ​Liverpool.


"I think Liverpool lies very, very deeply in his heart," he said. "He was a big fan of them throughout the campaign [last season].


"He was wishing for them to win the title and he has a very strong affinity there so I think it will be very difficult for him to go to a direct competitor of Liverpool from a personal standpoint."

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Joorabchian ​has also claimed that the majority of rumours concerning Coutinho are simply not true and that he isn't necessarily trying to force through a move this summer.


Barcelona may well have been encouraged by what they saw this summer, as Coutinho played a starring role in Brazil's Copa America success, netting two goals in the process.


Source : 90min

Source: 90min