Philippe Coutinho for Barca

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It caps a quite stunning rise for the Senegalese forward since his arrival from Southampton, having become one of the league's-and the Reds'-most prominent and important attackers.

The Brazil global has been largely deployed on the left of a front three alongside Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Coutinho's name came out first in the reverse-order reveal, tying for 29th place with Napoli's Dries Mertens.

Coutinho: "I do not know how the future is going to be".

However it is understood Coutinho had an agreement with Liverpool for the club to sell him in January, which means a move when the window reopens is likely.

The Brazil playmaker headlined a devastating display by Liverpool in its 7-0 thrashing of Spartak Moscow at Anfield on Wednesday, with the other three members of the attacking "Fab 4" - Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah - also scoring.

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Mundo Deportivo claim Coutinho's agreement with Barcelona - made in the summer - remains valid. "I always do my best when I have the opportunity to play, respecting the jersey and the supporters".

'Last summer there was a job offer in the same way that happens with any employee and I was interested in it. "But since I've stayed at the club I have entered the pitch with great will and strength". I don't know if there will be an offer.

Not exactly what Liverpool fans wanted to hear - but it gets worse.

Speaking to the press ahead of the meeting with the Russians, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp played the non-committal card when asked about Coutinho's future and though he didn't completely rule out a January exit for the Brazilian, it's highly unlikely that the Reds hierarchy would allow him to up stakes in the middle of the season.

"His dream move to Barcelona didn't materialise in summer, but we're taking no risks on Philippe Coutinho being granted his wish in January after reports Liverpool have agreed a deal with the Catalan Giants", said Mr Algar.

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