Coutinho makes "exciting" Liverpool admission as he discusses his future

Philippe Coutinho admits playing for Liverpool in the Premier League was "exciting" and says he will always be grateful for having represented the Anfield club.

And the Brazilian has left the door open to a possible return, although says his focus is purely on Barcelona at this moment of time.

Coutinho left Liverpool in 2018 with the Catalan club splashing out £142million on the Brazilian, who was the Reds' best player at the time.

The midfielder struggled at first and was subsequently sent on loan to Bayern Munich. This campaign he is back at Barcelona and an important player under new boss Ronald Koeman.

Talk that he could leave Barcelona at the end of the season has died down, but Coutinho has admitted he may one day return to England.

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Coutinho told World Soccer: "The Premier League is one of the most exciting leagues in the world and to have the chance to play there with a team like Liverpool will always be something I will feel grateful for.

"It is impossible to say what might or might not happen in the future – but what I know is that right now my only focus is on being successful with Barcelona."

Coutinho's agent Kia Joorabchian often speaks out on his client, and has been honest in the past in regards to looking for a new club for him.

He was recently asked about Coutinho, and whether he is looking to leave Barcelona, but categorically ruled out a move.

"I have not heard anything and we have no plans to move from Barcelona, and yes that Coutinho can contribute to a successful season," Joorabchian told Mundo Deportivo.

Coutinho won the Champions League at Bayern Munich, in what turned out to be a successful loan spell in Germany for the 28-year-old.

On his time in the Bundesliga, Coutinho added: "I won three trophies, including the Bundesliga and Champions League, so I don't think [the loan move] can be anything other than a success.

"Winning the Champions League has always been a big ambition of mine and to win it with Bayern was a big thing. Now my ambition is to win it with Barcelona.

"I will always remember and be thankful for my time and success there, but I am back with Barcelona now and that is where my focus is."

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