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  • September 28, 2017

“I’m here to defend Liverpool and give my maximum” – Coutinho

“I’m here to defend Liverpool and give my maximum” – Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho insists he is fully focused on playing for Liverpool after failing to secure a summer move to Barcelona.

The Brazil international handed in a transfer request but Liverpool rejected three bids from Barcelona, the final offer being worth up to £118m.

“I’m calm. It’s all passed by,” said Coutinho, who has started the last three games for the Reds.

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“I’m here to defend the colours, to give my maximum.”

The midfielder scored Liverpool’s equaliser in their 1-1 Champions League draw at Spartak Moscow, but they were frustrated to leave with just a point after dominating proceedings.

“It wasn’t really the result we wanted,” said Coutinho, “but we have to keep working and there are more games, another four games to come.”

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The Reds return to Premier League action on Sunday when they face Newcastle United at St James’ Park, live on Sky Sports Premier League from 4.15pm.

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