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Liverpool: Fans slate Barcelona as details of Philippe Coutinho’s Bayern move are publicised

Liverpool: Fans slate Barcelona as details of Philippe Coutinho’s Bayern move are publicised

Former Liverpool player Philippe Coutinho completed a season-long loan move from Barcelona to Bayern Munich yesterday, with Bayern’s official website reporting that the Bundesliga club have the option to buy him permanently next summer.

According to a tweet from Liverpool-focused ESPN reporter Melissa Reddy yesterday, Bayern maintained that the two clubs agreed not to disclose the financial details of the transfer, only for Barcelona to publicise the figures involved on their official website. [via @MelissaReddy_]

Coutinho spent five years at Liverpool before signing for Barcelona in January 2018 in a deal worth £142m, according to BBC.

The 27-year-old scored just 11 goals in 54 appearances for the La Liga side last season and, as reported by AS, he was heckled by Barcelona supporters on multiple occasions for his perceived poor performances.

Coutinho had made noises about wanting to leave Liverpool prior to his departure from Anfield, as reported by The Independent, and consequently “lost a lot of support” from Reds fans, according to Metro.

These Liverpool fans on Twitter had a go at Barcelona following confirmation of Coutinho’s move to Bayern:

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