Test of loyalty What should Brazilian do?
Potential Champions League glory. Philippe Coutinho would be cup-tied if he left, so giving up the chance to inspire Liverpool to a sixth European Cup. He would also be breaking up the Fab Four attack who have been so prolific. Liverpool have scored 62 goals in 24 games. Not even Kenny Dalglish’s great side of 1987-88 managed that.
Barcelona are his ideal club. Coutinho is still hurting after being denied a move in the summer. He will not give up on the dream of following his idol Ronaldinho, and may be worried Barca will look elsewhere, especially if less expensive talent is available in a World Cup year.