Philippe Coutinho has made a fresh vow to Liverpool following his failed move to Barcelona

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So, the summer is finally over for Liverpool and the season is in full swing.

The transfer window was full of ups and downs for the Reds, with the main negative being the drama surrounding the future of their mercurial number 10, Philippe Coutinho.

The Brazilian playmaker was heavily linked with a move to Barcelona as the Spanish club sought to find a replacement for €222m man Neymar.

For once, the Blaugrana didn't get their way, signing Ousmane Dembele instead.

Now, Jurgen Klopp has initiated the process of reintegrating Coutinho back into the Liverpool first team and so far, the former Inter Milan man has continued to thrive in the famous red shirt.

In the 3-2 victory over Leicester, the 25-year-old was the finest player on the pitch, assisting Mohamed Salah's opening goal and then scoring a sensational free kick moments later.

Coutinho took his great form into the Champions League, scoring a brilliant equaliser for the Reds against Spartak Moscow in their 1-1 draw.


It was a disappointing result for Klopp's men but the Brazilian's form is certainly a huge positive to take.

Spartak Moskva v Liverpool FC - UEFA Champions League

If he can begin to gel with Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in an attacking quartet, Liverpool could have a chance at winning some serious silverware.

Reds fans are slowly warming back to Coutinho despite the fact he handed in a formal transfer request and his latest quotes will write a new chapter in their good books.


After his Champions League exploits, he said, per Mirror: “I’m calm. It’s all passed by. I’m here to defend the colours — to give my maximum."

Spartak Moskva v Liverpool FC - UEFA Champions League

Well, he seems committed and Barca are unlikely to try and sign him again in January due to the fact he would now be cup tied in the Champions League.

Despite picking up just two points from their opening two games, Coutinho is confident Liverpool will make it to the knockout stages.

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

Spartak Moskva v Liverpool FC - UEFA Champions League

Coutinho has also said his extra motivation stems from his desire to feature in Brazil's 2018 World Cup squad.

He added: “I hope to get called up. With every call-up I want to develop and for us develop as a team in order to be successful.”

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