Brazil Coach Tite has urged Philippe Coutinho to play for the club where he would ‘feel happiness’ amid links to Barcelona.

The Liverpool playmaker has been heavily linked with a move to the Camp Nou, while he will play for his international side despite the English club’s insistence he was carrying an injury.

“I told him that I want him to go to wherever he would feel happiness and joy,” Tite told reporters.

“The Brazilian team doctor has spoken to Liverpool’s doctor and our director has liaised with their directors. Have I been in touch? No, I don’t speak English..

“By playing him we are not going to take any risks but, on the other hand, we are not going to do without him in the squad.”

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