Whilst Luis Suarez was the big talking point in the sides’ clash in the Champions League semi-final, Liverpool fans certainly weren’t keen to forgive his Barcelona teammate Philippe Coutinho either. The Brazilian’s every touch was booed at Anfield, and after the circumstances surrounding his long-awaited departure to the Camp Nou in January 2018, it was little surprise why. After Reds chairman Tom Werner claimed (via the Liverpool Echo) the 26-year-old ‘probably regrets’ leaving Anfield, many Liverpool fans took to social media to slam Coutinho and his decision.
Some fans described the Brazil international as a ‘little child’ after his behaviour in angling for a move to Spain, and labelled him as a ‘disgrace’. Since joining the Catalan giants, Coutinho (who remains £90m-rated by Transfermarkt) has endured a torrid time, and has failed to recapture the form that set the Premier League alight.
Indeed, such has been his struggles that even the Barcelona fans have begun to turn him, with a few Reds supporters on Twitter suggesting that the La Liga champions probably ‘regret’ signing him too. With suggestions that the midfielder also invented a back injury to keep him out of playing in his final months at Anfield, many fans seemingly had little sympathy for their former star.
Check out some of the angry reaction of Liverpool fans on Twitter below:
He is little child with snake mentality,leave him alone our squad better without him. Come on reds #YNWA
— lfc Malaysia arief (@lantangsuara47) May 31, 2019
If you don't wanna play for LFC then hold open the door for their exit
— gavin dorgan (@dorgan_gavin) May 31, 2019
Not as much as Barca "probably regrets" it.
— Irish (@HookHer1) May 31, 2019
A very very over rated player. The club done briliant getting so much for him . Forcing a move and facking an injury twice was a disgrace
— Edward Potts (@EdwardP17204573) May 31, 2019
no need to talk about betrayor
— Ryan Macarena (@MacarenaRyan) May 31, 2019
— Mike Moseley (@MikeMoseleyWAFC) May 31, 2019
How's your back bro
— Riaz (@Riaz47109009) May 31, 2019
Liverpool fans, how do you feel about Philippe Coutinho? Do you agree with Werner’s comments that the Brazilian ‘regrets’ his move to Barcelona? Join the discussion by commenting below…Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!