In Focus: A settled Coutinho would be huge for Liverpool ambitions this season

As reported by Spanish outlet Don Balon, Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho may be losing interest in a move to Barcelona.

What’s the story?

Coutinho was reported to have been the subject of three bids from the La Liga giants over the summer, with the Reds steadfast in their refusal to sell him, despite the player handing in a transfer request.

It seems though that the Brazilian’s appetite for a move to Barcelona may have weakened slightly, if latest reports are to be believed.

Don Balon say the player has told friends he is deeply unhappy with Barca’s attitude towards the transfer, believing they didn’t show enough desire to bring him to Spanish football.

The outlet even report that his mind could have changed on a move to the club if Liverpool receive further bids for him in January.

Settled Coutinho, successful Liverpool

A settled Coutinho would be absolutely huge for Liverpool’s ambitions this season and if the player is truly losing interest in a move to La Liga then it can only a big step towards finding happiness on Merseyside.

With 14 goals and 9 assists last term, he was one of the Reds most effective players and having that kind of contribution in this season’s team would go a long way to ensuring they finish in the top four for a second successive year. Securing regular UEFA Champions League football is ┬ákey to their progression as a club over the next few years.

Can Jurgen Klopp wrangle at least one more elite season out of the attacker? Time will tell whether the is willing to put in the hard work required to force his way back into the German’s plans.