Liverpool Philippe Coutinho has decided against playing up this week.
After seeing Liverpool refuse to sell him to Barcelona by last Friday, it was suggested Coutinho could refuse to return from Brazil, where he has been with the national team squad.
Sport says Coutinho discussed with family members about missing this morning’s flight and spending several days in Rio as a show of rebellion.
However, he jumped on the jet in Barranquilla alongside Reds teammate Roberto Firmino.
It’s claimed, meanwhile, that Liverpool officials know Coutinho could refuse to take part in the Champions League, so to encourage Barca to try again for him in January.