Orlando City midfielder Kaka featured in Brazil’s internationals against Costa Rica and United States last month, but the 33 year-old was overlooked by Dunga for World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Venezuela.
Coutinho was however, quick to play down the rumours after the derby at Goodison Park.
“If Liverpool don’t qualify this season for the Champions League, I am sure he will be the most in-demand player in Europe next summer”.
“Of course, it is a nice thing he said, everyone knows he’s my friend”.
“I heard what Neymar said on the internet but I want to do well with Liverpool,” Coutinho told Daily Star.
“The best need to be playing with the best”.
While this may bring out a better Coutinho, it will also place him in the spotlight and could possibly propel him to the forefront of Europe’s heavyweights seeking a new dynamic playmaker.
While Liverpool FC fans have long feared that a player of his talent will leave for greener pastures sooner or later, the latest comments from Coutinho will calm a few nerves down.
Coutinho has a contract with Liverpool until June 2020.