Philippe Coutinho will see out the season with Liverpool before considering a move to Barcelona in the summer, with the Reds unwilling to listen to offers from Catalonia in January, according to Spanish football expert
The Brazilian playmaker was heavily linked with a move to the Camp Nou over the summer. However, Liverpool flexed their muscles and forced Barcelona to look elsewhere in the transfer market, with the likes of Paulinho and Ousmane Dembélé joining the Blaugrana instead.
“It is absolutely necessary that they get one or two players in – one could be a centre back – if Mascherano leaves, which we will know soon. Mascherano wants to leave in January and he’s asking Barcelona to let him go so he can play regularly before the World Cup and he has a huge offer from China.”