Philippe Coutinho has moved to quash rumors linking him with a big money move away from Liverpool by declaring he is happy at Anfield.
The Brazilian playmaker has been the subject of recent transfer speculation involving a potential move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain or Spanish champions Barcelona.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is unwilling to entertain the prospect of Coutinho leaving and, judging by these comments, Liverpool’s Player of the Year for the second time in a row last season wants to continue to learn from Klopp. .
“I am grateful for everything Liverpool has done for me,” Coutinho said.
“Am I happy there working under Klopp? It’s clear, he’s great.”
Liverpool were give more good Coutinho news after Brazil were knocked out of the Copa America group stage by Peru on Sunday night. The first time Brazil has failed to reach the knockout stages at a Copa America since 1987.
Brazil’s early exit means that Coutinho can now take a full part in Liverpool’s pre-season tour of America next month, rather than arriving late following the end of the tournament.
Liverpool play three games in the States with the first one against Chelsea at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on July 27.