Struggling Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has made an open-ended comment on his future amid speculation that he could return to England.
The Brazilian left Liverpool in January 2018 for a Premier League record fee of £142million and although he started well in Spain, he has had a terrible 2018/19 season.
Speaking after Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to progress to the Champions League quarterfinals, Coutinho said: “In the last few weeks, months even, I’ve not been playing well.
“But I still want to improve. I came to Barcelona to give my best. I live for the moment.
“You never know what the future holds. I am happy with my performance today.”
As a result of Coutinho’s struggles at the Nou Camp, reports over the last few months have suggested that he could make a return to England, with Manchester United and Chelsea supposedly interested while Liverpool have been linked as the fairytale return story.
I would love for Liverpool to re-sign Coutinho as his match-winning ability from midfield has yet to be replaced and although Jurgen Klopp would have to tinker with his midfield options, finding a way to make space for the Brazilian would see the Reds have one of the best midfields in the Premier League.