Published: Thu, April 20, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Klopp hints at long stay

"Actually, I think it's positive when there is interest", he said, insisting that it is "good" and he is "not concerned" about Barcelona's supposed interest because Coutinho "fits really well and comfortably here".

"Playing time will play a part, I wouldn't like to just be around". I have played centre-back and midfield, so I give some options to the manager and when he needs me I always try to deliver. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but that happens with everyone.

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva would love to extend his stay at the club as he waits until the end of the season for contract talks.

Lucas was signed for Liverpool by Rafa Benitez in 2007 from Brazilian club Gremio.

"I 've been here long enough and in the event the time comes for me to go someplace else I believe I'm going to leave together with the feeling that I did everything I could".

Coutinho's recent run of form has arrived after an productive worldwide break on Brazil duty and in spite of battling an illness which caused him to lose three kilograms.

Lucas, 30, has played an instrumental role under Jurgen Klopp this effort, making 19 Premier League appearances along with his versatility a key.

'I think we did well with it in the week and having him back together with Phil, of course, is very important for us'.

Mignolet played the first five games of the season for Liverpool while Karius was out injured, but was dropped to the bench for the 23-year-old.

"I could be in an uncomfortable situation if we do not win anything".

Liverpool are next in action on Sunday against Crystal Palace at Anfield.

"These two unbelievable guys, these two special players mean a lot for us", Lovren told the club's official website.

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