​Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho has dampened speculation that he could leave the club for Barcelona or Real Madrid this summer by confirming he's looking to win titles with Liverpool.

Speaking to the ​Liverpool Echo about his feelings at Anfield, he claimed that reaching the Champions League was the club's primary objective for the remainder of the season and hinted that he was looking to make an impact with the Reds on the European stage.

Speculation over the player's future has persisted over the last few months, with Barcelona and more recently Real Madrid tipped to be readying big money offers to tempt the player to Spain. 

However, after scoring in the Merseyside derby win over Everton at the weekend, Coutinho was quick to pay tribute to the club he loves. 


He said: “Liverpool is a fantastic club. I was received really well by everybody when I first arrived here. It’s got fantastic staff and fans and it has a huge level of ambition which is really exciting to see.

“I really think we’re returning to a period where we can achieve greatness and win titles. That’s the reason why I was attracted to stay here at Liverpool.

“Getting into the Champions League is very important for the club and obviously it’s our aim. All the games are like finals now if we are going to achieve it. There are still a lot of points available to us and we need to win as many as we can.”

Speaking on the injury that threatened to derail his season, which kept him out from November to January, he added: “My foot is definitely better. It’s fully cured now. There is no more problem with it.

“It’s just that when you are playing very well and then you are out for a bit, after your return it’s not quite the same.

"It’s naturally going to take a bit of time to return to your best levels. You have to work very hard and hope that with that work you’ll improve and get back to playing how you were. I’m physically better and I’m feeling more confident. The team is playing well again and we have to keep working to try and get better.”

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