Liverpool must secure a Champions League spot at the end of the season in order to keep their midfield maestro Philippe Coutinho at Anfield, according to his fellow countryman David Luiz.
The PSG defender reckons the Reds will find it difficult to hold onto Coutinho if Brendan Rodgers' side don't make Europe’s elite competition.
“Coutinho made the choice to stay at Liverpool without Champions League football this season. I don’t think he will make that choice again," Luiz said, as Skysports.com reported.
“The best need to be playing with the best. Coutinho is the best midfield player in England right now. That is great for him, but when you play at that level the big clubs will notice you.
“If Liverpool don’t qualify this season for the Champions League, I am sure he will be the most in demand player in Europe next summer.”