Coutinho Is Fully Prepared For England

Coutinho Is Fully Prepared For England

Philippe Coutinho has insisted that he is continuing to concentrate on life at Liverpool, as transfer rumours linking him with a move to Barcelona continue to swirl.

It remains to be seen whether Barcelona will return with an official bid to try and land Coutinho in the January transfer window or not. Coutinho missed Friday's 3-1 win over Japan as well as Liverpool's last three matches with a groin strain.

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho has stated that he is back in shape and ready for the clash against England.

Coutinho is set to return to action when Brazil face England in an worldwide friendly at Wembley on Tuesday.

While away on worldwide duty with Brazil, he said: "I'm playing in one of the biggest leagues in the world".

"I think my game is suited to it because I'm fast and I know how to use my strength".

"I'm always happy. At the moment I am very happy with my life". I am honoured to wear this shirt whenever I can.

Turkey midfielder Arda does not form part of coach Ernesto Valverde's first-team plans and is attracting interest from his former club Galatasaray, while Arsenal have also been linked. We are looking forward to battling with them.

"Every day, I work harder than before to improve myself and become a better all-around footballer", he concluded. However, Liverpool bosses had no intention of selling one of their star players and were unwilling to let the 25-year-old leave. When asked about Brazil's opponents, Coutinho said he is looking forward to facing the Three Lions as the 1966 World Cup victor will be Brazil's first European opponents under coach Tete's reign.