‘It’s Barca!’ – Coutinho coy after Carra gets a call

Date published: Thursday 7th December 2017 9:39

Liverpool’s hat-trick hero Philippe Coutinho had his post-match interview for Norwegian TV on Wednesday night interrupted by Jamie Carragher’s phone.

The Brazil playmaker was understandably in high demand by the media after scoring his first ever Liverpool hat-trick in their 7-0 drubbing of Spartak Moscow at Anfield.

Coutinho, stood alongside Anfield legend Carragher, was doing a piece for Viasport, with former Premier League striker-turned TV pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft.

But Carragher made a rookie error by leaving his mobile on loud and a phone call caused an brief delay to proceedings.

Carragher shook his head at the mistake while Fjortoft, trying to make light of the situation, turned to Coutinho and said ‘it’s Barcelona’.

The La Liga giants made three bids to sign the Brazilian last summer, with their final offer of £118million being rejected by Liverpool.

The player remains high up on their wanted list, with reports suggesting they are ready to pay as much as £130million, and his hat-trick on Wednesday will likely only strengthen their interest.

Speaking in English, Coutinho didn’t respond to Fjortoft’s quip before straight-batting a question over whether night’s like last night might make him want to stay at Anfield.


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