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Coutinho: I could still leave Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho GETTY Philippe Coutinho is in red-hot form for Liverpool ahead of the January transfer window
Montrelle Montesinos | 08 Diciembre, 2017, 07:18

What will happen in January, we will know it in January.

"If he is slightly off the front line, he will get more time and that makes him more dangerous".

Barcelona continue to remain interested in Coutinho, after a summer where they failed to prise the Brazilian away from Liverpool. There will be another move for Coutinho in January.

The 32 teams in the group stage of the 2017-18 Champions League have combined to set a new total goals record of 293 midway through the matchday six finale on Wednesday.

With this victory, the Reds finished top of their group and qualified for the knockout stages.

Paris Saint-Germain's supposed interest in Coutinho could also hike any potential price up, and Barca will want to snap him up as quickly as possible to prevent a bidding war breaking out.

What cannot be disputed is that Barca could do with Coutinho.

However, for EPL leaders Manchester City it was a night to forget as they lost 1-2 to Shakhtar Donetsk. Spartak finish in third place and dropped into the Europa League.

And he has done little to dampen speculation he will be off. I feel Liverpool will do themselves no good by holding onto a player who is not committed to the club. "I am here (at Liverpool), we have a lot of games and I try to do my best to help". Firmino raced onto the loose ball and curled home a shot with the outside of his right foot.

German football legend Lothar Matthaus has claimed that Philippe Coutinho is being played in a wrong position for Liverpool.

Liverpool's 7-0 demolition of Spartak Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday was well and truly the Philippe Coutinho show.

Indeed, the burden placed on Coutinho of almost having to carry Liverpool at times has receded with signing of Mohamed Salah and continued excellence of Sadio Mane.

And he reckons Liverpool will be able to demand top dollar for their Brazilian in light of his impressive run of form recently.

A 49-minute hat-trick from the Brazilian capped a stunning display at Anfield to end what has been a successful group stages for Jurgen Klopp's side.