Coutinho 'excited' for Barca chance - Suarez

  • Coutinho 'excited' for Barca chance - Suarez

Coutinho 'excited' for Barca chance - Suarez

Rodrigo Lasmar, the national team doctor spoke to Globo Esporte, saying that the Liverpool midfielder could even return for Brazil's first global against Japan.

The Brazilian was heavily linked with Barcelona in the summer. But, Liverpool held firm.

Sport says that Barcelona are monitoring other alternatives around Europe but Coutinho remains a the top priority.

But last month Barcelona CEO Oscar Grau suggested that the club would make a new effort to sign the Liverpool ace in January if Vaverde considers his addition as a priority.

Reports in Spain claim that Liverpool have rejected Barcelona's latest transfer offer which was approximately £106.4million.

Philippe Coutinho handed Liverpool an injury boost as he trained with the ball today while on global duty with Brazil.

Coutinho has asked Liverpool and his representatives to ignore any offers that come from PSG.

Coutinho handed in a transfer request amid Barcelona's interest during the summer but failed to force his way out of the club.

His inclusion would be a huge boost to Brazil manager Tite, and would make his England counterpart Gareth Southgate's task that little bit harder after he suffered a wave of player withdrawals this week.

Phillipe Coutinho has been ruled out of Brazil's friendly with Japan in Lille on Friday, but could take part in Tuesday night's fixture with England at Wembley, Brazil's doctor Rodrigo Lasmar has confirmed.

Currently, Liverpool are playing so well without Coutinho and have plenty of attacking options, that selling the Brazilian may not even be a huge loss...