January 22, 2013
This doesn’t sound as if Phillipe Coutinho is heading for Anfield, and that’s a shame, he’s an exciting player.
The Brazilian was questioned about the move yesterday, and had this to say:
“The Liverpool offer? I’m happy with these offers, because it means I am doing my job well.
But I think Inter have faith in me and I want to show my value here. I don’t feel that I’m on my way out. I hope to stay at Inter.
The young players feel the faith of the coach and of the club: me, Juan Jesus, Benassi, Bessa and the others.”
(Quotes – Sky Sports)
Not to give anyone false hope, but Guillem Balague reported on Twitter yesterday that Coutinho has told someone within the Liverpool squad that he does intend to complete a transfer to England – take that for what it’s worth, but Balague is pretty well-informed and can usually be trusted.
It would be a shame if Brendan Rodgers’ missed out on the player, because Coutinho is potentially a very useful link between the midfield and the attack – he’s got guile, creativity, and a bundle of technical prowess: essentially everything you’d want in that area of the pitch.
It does look unlikely, a player wouldn’t usually be so effusive with the media if he was planning u-turn in the near future, but wait and see with this – there might be a twist or two left in the tale.