Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho makes worrying admission regarding his future

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his sides second goal with Emre Can of Liverpool during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and Spartak...

Liverpool winger Philippe Coutinho has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona.

Mohamed Salah of Liverppol celebrates with Divock Origi as Philippe Coutinho looks on after scoring during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC...

Reds ace Philippe Coutinho spoke to reporters following his side's superb 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow in the Champions League last night, and responded to a question asking him where he will be playing his football after the January transfer window, as quoted by the Express.

The Brazilian was a stand-out performer on the night, bagging himself a hat-trick, and he showed Liverpool fans once again what they would be missing if he left Anfield.

The 25-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona in the summer, but the Merseyside club proved to be steadfast in their resistance to sell their star man, with BBC Sport reporting that the Catalans had a £90 million bid rejected for the skilful playmaker.

Liverpool FC midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L) competes for the ball with Leicester City FC defender Harry Maguire during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and...

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Coutinho himself is unsure of where he will be plying his trade beyond the January transfer window.

The Brazilian spoke to reporters last night, and responded when quizzed about his future, as quoted by the Express:

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

"I do not know how the future is going to be. What will happen in January, we will know it in January. I do not know if there will be an offer. I am at Liverpool and I always do my best when I have the opportunity to play, respecting the jersey and the supporters. Last summer there was a job offer from Barcelona in the same way that happens with any employee and I was interested in it. Since I stayed, I have played with will and desire.”

Jürgen Klopp continues to insist that Coutinho is not for sale, but when Barcelona come knocking, it is sometimes hard for a player's head not to be turned.

And much will depend on the 25-year-old's desire to remain at Anfield, because if he has his heart set on moving to the Camp Nou, it might just be next to impossible for Liverpool to keep hold of him.

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