WATCH: Philippe Coutinho put on the spot by Norwegian TV after 7-0 win with Jamie Carragher declaring 'he's staying'
Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho was put on the spot in a television interview with Jamie Carragher and former Premier League striker Jan Aage Fjortoft, as his links with a move to Barcelona were floated once again.
Coutinho handed in a transfer request last summer as he pushed to secure a move to Barcelona last summer, but the club resisted the temptation to cash in on their playmaker and he has returned to top form in Jurgen Klopp’s side this season.
After Coutinho fired a sparkling hat-trick as Liverpool beat Spartak Moscow 7-0 to seal their place in the Champions League knock-out stages, Liverpool’s star man and the club’s former defender Carragher looked a little uncomfortable as the inquisitive Fjortoft posed this questions in a post match interview: “I have to asked you this question…is that kind of night that will make you want to stay at this club?”
Carragher insisted ‘he is staying’ as the subject of Barcelona’s interest in Coutinho was raised and this exchange certainly made for interesting television.