Philippe Coutinho says he will give his 'maximum' for Liverpool
Last Updated: 28/09/17 9:51am
Philippe Coutinho insists he is fully focused on playing for Liverpool after failing to secure a summer move to Barcelona.
The Brazil international handed in a transfer request but Liverpool rejected three bids from Barcelona, the final offer being worth up to £118m.
"I'm calm. It's all passed by," said Coutinho, who has started the last three games for the Reds.
"I'm here to defend the colours, to give my maximum."
The midfielder scored Liverpool's equaliser in their 1-1 Champions League draw at Spartak Moscow, but they were frustrated to leave with just a point after dominating proceedings.
"It wasn't really the result we wanted," said Coutinho, "but we have to keep working and there are more games, another four games to come."
Liverpool return to Premier League action on Sunday when they face Newcastle United at St James' Park, live on Sky Sports Premier League from 4.15pm.
Play Super 6
Simply predict six correct scores to win the £250k jackpot. Enter your selections for free here.