Liverpool's Emre Can discusses prospect of 'world-class' Philippe Coutinho leaving

Emre Can: 'Coutinho one of world's best'
© SilverHub
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can says that he and his teammates will wish Philippe Coutinho well if he decides to join Barcelona.

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can has claimed that the club would be losing "one of the best players in the world" if Philippe Coutinho joins Barcelona.

The Brazilian star is believed to be one of Barcelona's top targets in this window, but so far, Liverpool have refused to entertain the Spanish giants' offers of £72m and £80m.

Coutinho handed in a transfer request last week, shortly after Liverpool's American owners Fenway Sports Group released a statement insisting that the 25-year-old is not for sale.

When asked about the situation, Can told reporters: "I think it's no problem for us because nobody speaks in the team about that. Of course, if Philippe stays with us everybody is happy. In my eyes, he's one of the best players in the world. But if he goes, if he wants to go then everyone will wish him the best and we have to go again."

The playmaker has missed Liverpool's last two games with a back injury.

Ivan Rakitic in action for Barcelona during their La Liga clash with Granada at the Camp Nou on October 29, 2016
Read Next:
Liverpool ask for Rakitic in Coutinho deal?
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1211104073334
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd128222762126
3Chelsea1281323101325
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs127232091123
5Liverpool126422417722
6Arsenal127142216622
7Burnley12642129322
8Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton114341111015
9Watford114341721-415
10Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12435817-915
11Newcastle UnitedNewcastle124261114-314
12Leicester CityLeicester123451618-213
13Bournemouth124171114-313
14Southampton12345914-513
15Stoke CityStoke113351322-912
16Everton123361224-1212
17West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom12246918-910
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham112361123-129
19Swansea CitySwansea12228715-88
20Crystal Palace12129624-185
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand