Agent speaks out on Coutinho’s love of Liverpool

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Philippe Coutinho set to snub Bayern Munich move.

Philippe Coutinho still has Liverpool in his heart and would not join one of the club’s direct rivals, the player’s agent has said.

Coutinho left Liverpool for Barcelona under a cloud after he pushed for a move away from Anfield, but the move has not gone to plan and he has struggled for action.

There has been talk of a return to Liverpool or even Manchester United or Chelsea, but his agent Kia Joorabchian says a move to the latter two is unlikely.

He has also said Barca have no intention of selling anyway, meaning a return to Liverpool is also off the agenda for now.

‘We had a meeting last week with the president [Josep] Bartomeu and other directors, and they told us he was absolutely not for sale,’ he said.

‘I think Liverpool lies very, very deeply in his heart.

He was a big fan of them throughout the campaign.

‘He was wishing for them to win the title and he has a very strong affinity there so I think it will be very difficult for him to go to a direct competitor of Liverpool from a personal standpoint.’

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