It has been a very complicated saga with the three parties (two clubs and the player) not being able to sort out things yet and the player still remains with Liverpool.
The Spanish football pundit insists that both clubs are not trying to broker a deal for the Brazilian despite the ongoing speculation that suggests otherwise.
In reality, the one most supporters want to win the most is the Merseyside Derby, coming the Sunday following the Spartak match. Of course Phil is still essential for us.
He added: "I cannot give an answer for that now". They must be happy if they start the game, or if they stay on the bench and come on.
Anushka Sharma And Virat Kohli Are 'Not' Getting Married This Month
For the upcoming South Africa tour starting from 5th January, Kohli will be applying for wife's visa for Anushka Sharma. As per the latest updates, Virat and Anushka will tie the knot in dream destination Italy in second week of December.
One player that could be set for a temporary exit from Anfield is Serbia international Marko Grujic.
When he first signed, he was raw with promise and Inter Milan lacked the patience to nurture him into a superstar. When we get to the market, I probably won't want to discuss these things, either!
However, talking this week, Barca head coach Valverde said there is no need to talk about transfer rumours, especially while the window is currently closed across Europe. "If it's not possible here then we need to think about it [a loan]". But should they fail again, Barca's top brass have, according to, earmarked Coutinho's compatriot as Plan B.
As European champions, they command respect and with Cristiano Ronaldo heading up a side which is blessed by a veteran core (Joao Moutinho and Pepe) and youthful exuberance (Bernardo Silva and Andre Silva), Fernando Santos has a promising group of players to take to Russia.