Philippe Coutinho’s future has been the last thing on the minds of his Liverpool teammates, captain Jordan Henderson insists.
Liverpool face Arsenal on Sunday with Coutinho again missing with an apparent back injury as he tries to force a move to Barcelona before deadline day.
Unbeaten so far and with progress to the Champions League group stages comfortably achieved, Henderson said: ‘It’s easy. Whatever happens with players coming in and going out, you stick together as a team and focus on what’s important, which is playing well.
‘We haven’t spoken about [Coutinho]. We have just continued to get on with the job as normal. We have started pretty well and hopefully we can now kick on against Arsenal.’
Coutinho (above) handed in a transfer request after Liverpool owners FSG stated the 25-year-old was not for sale at any price. The club’s stance has not stopped Barca making three bids for the Brazilian, reaching £115 million.