Emre Can says Philippe Coutinho is one of the best footballers in the world, but his transfer saga is not distracting the team.
Coutinho handed in a transfer request at Liverpool, but the Fenway Sports Group says he would not be sold at any price.
The Brazilian was left out of the Liverpool squad that beat Hoffenheim 2-1 in the UCL playoff due to a back injury.
“I think it’s no problem for us because nobody speaks in the team about that,” Can told reporters when asked about the Coutinho situation.
“Of course, if Philippe stays with us everybody is happy – in my eyes, he’s one of the best players in the world.
“But if he goes, if he wants to go then everyone will wish him the best and we have to go again.”