Brazilian legend Ronaldinho believes fellow countryman Philippe Coutinho will not compromise in his devotion for Liverpool despite failing to get his dream move to Barcelona in the summer transfer window.
Coutinho had to endure a disappointing transfer window as he failed to secure his desired move to join Barcelona and is now forced to spend one more season at Anfield, at the very least.
Different reports suggested that the failure to complete the aforementioned move had reduced the 25-year-old to tears and as a result, his commitment for Liverpool has been questioned recently.
However, former Barcelona playmaker Ronaldinho has told Liverpool fans to be calm regarding the situation and assured that it was not in Coutinho’s nature to go on a strike against the club despite not getting what he wanted.
He further added that because there is a World Cup at the end of the season, the Liverpool attacker will put in his best performances as he will be motivated with the desire to not miss out on the Brazilian squad travelling to Russia next summer.
Ronaldinho said of Coutinho’s situation, “This season they will see him give everything for the club – that is the sort of player he is. Also no player is going to refuse to play when it’s the World Cup at the end of the season.
”The Liverpool fans have nothing to worry about – I do not believe any of the stories about him refusing to play for the club. I know him that is not his way.
“He (Coutinho) made it clear that he wanted to join Barcelona this summer – he will be disappointed as it is a dream for players to want to play for Barcelona – but I am sure he will still get that chance. They made it clear how much they wanted him and I am sure that they will come back for him.”
Coutinho did not feature for Liverpool in any of their opening games of the season with a “alleged” back problem but manager Jurgen Klopp has recently declared that the Brazilian will be available in the Reds’ next fixture against Manchester City this weekend.