Barcelona had been unrelenting of their manner for Coutinho in the summertime, making 3 bids for the Brazilian.
But Liverpool weren’t keen to entertain the 25-year-outdated leaving.
And Coutinho has since confirmed as soon as once more how the most important he’s to Liverpool.
He netted a hat-trick in Liverpool’s 7-zero thrashing of Spartak Moscow this night to take his tally for the season to 9 objectives in simply 14 appearances.
After handing in a switch request to push thru a transfer to Barcelona, there was once some scepticism on how Coutinho would react.
But Murphy has been impressed by Coutinho’s professionalism by getting his head down and serving to Jurgen Klopp’s facet.
“I wasn’t offended with Coutinho in any respect – he isn’t like me. Liverpool is not his crew,” Murphy advised AskFans.
“I got here out with one thing and other folks gave me stick – I would not ever go away Liverpool for Barcelona, despite the fact that I used to be as excellent as Coutinho, as a result of Liverpool was once the one position I ever sought after to be.
“That’s true – that is simply me. It doesn’t suggest that is proper – however that is me. But he isn’t introduced up looking at Liverpool along with his outdated guy
“The Brazilian lads and Coutinho almost certainly grew up eager about Barca and Real greater than he did Liverpool and United.
“I perceive his considering. I feel he handled it rather neatly up till the remaining level when he was once almost certainly driven right into a nook to invite to depart.
“What I do like about Coutinho, except his evident ability, is how he is reacted. There’s no longer this whinging and deficient frame language. It says so much about him.”