Coutinho ‘happy’ with Barcelona link

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is ‘happy’ to be linked to Barcelona but admitted ‘those things are resolved by business people’.

The Brazilian international has been linked with a move to the Camp Nou in the Spanish press, where he could feasibly link up with international teammate Neymar, but he insists his focus for now is ensuring Liverpool finish in the top four.

"Barcelona is one of the best teams in the world, so far, nothing has come to me, because if anything comes, it comes to my manager, what I have to do is focus on the pitch," Coutinho told ESPN Brasil.

"I have a contract with Liverpool, there are two games, there are a lot of chances for us to be in the Champions League next year.

"What I have to do is focus on football and those things are resolved by the business people.

"I'm happy to know that a great club has an interest, it's cool, for the recognition of my work, what I have to do is keep working hard.

"Liverpool is a great club and we have to put Liverpool back in the Champions League."

Liverpool need to defeat Middlesbrough on the final day of the league season to guarantee a top four finish and participation in Champions League football next season.

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