08 Diciembre, 2017
Speaking to the press ahead of the meeting with the Russians, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp played the non-committal card when asked about Coutinho's future and though he didn't completely rule out a January exit for the Brazilian, it's highly unlikely that the Reds hierarchy would allow him to up stakes in the middle of the season.
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However, they face stiff competition from Barca and Manchester City for his signature.
The five-time European champions took the lead in the fourth minute with a Coutinho penalty after Salah was pulled down by Georgi Dzhikiya.
Liverpool supporters are reluctantly aware their days of seeing the Brazilian in red are limited, but the conversations with Barcelona could - not should - wait until the summer, especially when Liverpool can bed in their new potential superstar, Naby Keita. No other country has ever done that.
Liverpool 7:0 Spartak Moscow: Philippe Coutinho, Saido Mane, Mohamed Salah Thrill Anfield
Salah, Mane, Coutinho and Firmino have averaged a goal every 23 minutes this season when all been on the pitch this season, and will be hoping to improve that amount this forthcoming weekend against Everton in the Merseyside derby.
Coutinho's hat-trick was his first for Liverpool and the Brazilian insists the win over Spartak will live long in his memory. Firmino raced onto the loose ball and curled home a shot with the outside of his right foot.
"After heightened betting activity on Thursday, running in line with reports a deal has been agreed, we've decided to suspend betting on the 24-year-old making the switch to the Nou Camp in the upcoming transfer window".
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A fee in the region of £140 million has been touted and now Coutinho has confronted the rumours by saying he doesn't know what the future holds in January.
Coutinho captained the Liverpool side that demolished Spartak Moscow 7-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, in which he also scored a hat-trick.