Four goals in two games for Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool are absolutely flying right now and Philippe Coutinho is one of four attackers plundering goals at a ridiculous pace.
On Saturday, Coutinho scored one goal, a fine low free-kick at Brighton in a 5-1 rout.
On Wednesday night, Coutinho took centre stage with a brilliant hat-trick for Liverpool in a 7-0 shellacking of Spartak Moscow.
Liverpool produced an excellent performance and Coutinho was superb, prompting yet more speculation about his future.
Will Philippe Coutinho join Barcelona in January?
Despite a summer where Liverpool dug their heels in and kept Philippe Coutinho from the clutches of Barcelona, the rumours continue at a crazy pace.
Jurgen Klopp, both prior and after the match against Spartak Moscow, refused to confirm that Coutinho would remain at Liverpool in January.
And, the rumours are once again rife today regarding Coutinho and a move to Barcelona.
Cesc Fabregas recommends Coutinho to Barcelona
Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has now added to the Coutinho rumours.
Speaking with Spanish TV station TV3 (via Mundo Deportivo), Fabregas confirmed that Coutinho is good enough to play for Barcelona.
Fabregas: “I think he’s a great player. I see Barça’s style, the truth is that it has the level… From where I see it, he is more comfortable inside, but the good thing about this player is that he can play in several positions. Being versatile is also important.”
Cesc Fabregas on Chelsea playing Barcelona
After finishing second in their Champions League group, there is a strong change Chelsea will play Barcelona in the last 16.
Chelsea are over 43% likely to face Barcelona. They can also face PSG or Besiktas.
On facing his former club, Cesc Fabregas said: “I really would not like Chelsea to play Barça, mostly because they are a great team and it would cost us a lot. But there are not many more options. Lets see what happens…”