Though Liverpool could still qualify for the Champions League, the fans propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern have been here before.
There was much celebration amongst Mersey-based drinkers when Brendan Rodgers steered the club into the continent’s elite competition back in 2014, only to be quickly crushed when Luis Suarez left Anfield.
So, recent links suggesting Philippe Coutinho could leave the club this summer haven’t come as all that much of a surprise. The Brazilian samba star has been touted as a potential target for Barcelona, though Spanish outlet Diario Gol claim Real Madrid could also be keen.
One of the most talented players in the Premier League, it’s easy to imagine the former Inter Milan prodigy fitting in for both La Liga juggernauts, though the Liverpool supporters here don’t want to.
According to the report, while the Blaugrana are reportedly keen on the idea of him replacing Andres Iniesta, Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is said to be willing to pay big money to build a new winning project in the capital.