There’s been a raucous cheers amongst the Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern already today, despite the fact their team doesn’t play the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final against Southampton for hours.
While the news Virgil van Dijk would be missing for the Saints was obviously a boost, confirmation today on the club’s official website that star playmaker Philippe Coutinho had penned a long-term deal at Anfield has caused a stir.
Our Merseyside locals have been dancing on the pool tables ever since the news broke, with the brilliant Brazilian samba star emerging as one of the most talented playmakers in Europe over the past few months.
Linked with a move to Barcelona as a result of his stunning performances, the 24-year-old committing his future to the Reds in the long-term is obviously a huge boost to all the Kopites in the bar. Forming one of the most fearsome attacking tridents in Europe when playing with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, the former Inter Milan man has given everyone here hope they can progress even further under Jurgen Klopp.
With that in mind, here’s how Twitter reacted.
Good start to the day hearing about coutinho , due a goal tonight for him surely?! Liverpools season tonight MUST WIN #LFC
— jack szmods (@jackszmodics) January 25, 2017
— Emma Dodds (@Sports_EmmaD) January 25, 2017
Ole Ole Ole Ole coutinho o o #lfc
— mike docherty (@mike__docherty) January 25, 2017
Coutinho signing a new contract with no buyout clause is a massive boost for #LFC. No longer a club that sells their biggest players!
— Mike Bristow (@MichaelBristo) January 25, 2017
Fantastic news that Coutinho signs a new long term deal #LFC No release clause and if he does go, Barca/PSG are paying £100million
— John Paul Walsh
Coutinho contract news is brilliant but it should not hide our failure in transfer dealings #LFC
— Rayyan Aziz (@rayyanaziz) January 25, 2017
— Karam Kalirai (@KaramKalirai) January 25, 2017
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