Philippe Coutinho "very happy" at Liverpool amid Barcelona rumours

The 26-year-old playmaker trains in Lille while on international duty with the Brazil squad

The 26-year-old playmaker trains in Lille while on international duty with the Brazil squad

Coutinho picked up the knock in training, and was absent for the Reds' successive victories over Huddersfield Town, Maribor and West Ham.

Barca fell short with all three of their offers, but they are widely expected to return for the 25-year-old - who has returned to fitness in time to feature against England on Tuesday night - at some stage next year.

"Unfortunately, I could not play for Liverpool in the past three games because of injury", Coutinho said.

'Now I feel 100% fit, I have recovered and I am in a good shape to be available for the game against England'.

But that's not to say Coutinho favours staying at Anfield, with the Spanish paper going on to claim: 'The Brazilian does not want noise, nor third parties, getting in the way of negotiations between Liverpool and Barca'.

"I am honoured to wear this shirt whenever I can".

The former Inter Milan star, who was signed for just £8.5m in 2013, has emerged as one of the Premier League's best players over the past few years and will be key to Liverpool bid for silverware this season. It will no doubt be a hard encounter.

The Brazil worldwide handed in a transfer request last summer in the hope of securing a dream move to Barca, but Liverpool held firm and rejected numerous offers. Thanks to football, I am able to feed my family. "At the moment I am very happy with my life".

The attacking ace missed Liverpool's last three games with a thigh injury.

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