Liverpool transfers: Philippe Coutinho discusses his Anfield future
Philippe Coutinho insists he is happy at Liverpool and is not worried about the prospect of missing out on a top-four finish
Philippe Coutinho has insisted that he is happy at Liverpool and says he is not worried about the prospect of the Reds missing out on Champions League qualification.
The Reds are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table and four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City heading into the final six games of the season.
Brendan Rodgers’ men face an uphill task if they are to qualify for Europe’s elite club competition, however Reds playmaker Coutinho is completely relaxed about the Merseyside outfit’s situation heading into their FA Cup semi-final against Aston Villa on Sunday.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Coutinho said: “My mind is at Liverpool. I’m a Liverpool player and I don’t think about those things because I’m happy here and want to be here.
“Our aim is always to start the season thinking of winning titles and trophies. The Champions League is not out of reach yet mathematically, there are still possibilities, even though it is not 100 per cent in our hands.
“We’re in the semi-finals of a great competition and will do our best to win the FA Cup – it matters a lot to us as a club.”
Coutinho has been one of the Premier League’s standout performers this season and was nominated for the PFA player of the year award last week.
The 22-year-old Brazilian playmaker has scored four goals and made four assists in 29 Premier League games for Liverpool so far this season.