While Philippe Coutinho was a hero to many of the Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern over the years, his recent mega money to Barcelona has seen the attitude toward the brilliant Brazilian turn somewhat sour. Indeed, amid suggestions the midfielder forced a move over to the Camp Nou, he’s public enemy number one on Merseyside.
Ruled out of the Reds’ recent games with a mystery injury, the more cynical Kopites who propped up our bar were suggesting the former Inter Milan youngster was faking his ailment in order to avoid an actual one. However, now his move is complete, it seems the Selecao samba star was telling the truth all along.
As revealed by Sky Sports, Coutinho’s thigh injury is likely to rule him out of action for three weeks, meaning he’ll have to wait to make his debut for the Blaugrana. Still, as you can imagine, the former Anfield hero wasn’t exactly given much sympathy amongst fans online.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 8, 2018
With that in mind, here’s a look at how Liverpool fans reacted to Coutinho’s injury.
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— P@UL (@paulluk027) January 8, 2018
— Harry Crampton (@harry_crampton) January 8, 2018
— innocent manyenga (@samaita44) January 8, 2018
He’s moving to PSG already?
— Luke Hennessy (@Hennesl4) January 8, 2018
He’s just faking again cos he wants to be transferred back to Liverpool
— Tom Ruijterman (@slightlycrunchy) January 8, 2018
Snakes don’t have thighs!
— Backseat Liver FC (@BackseatLiverFC) January 8, 2018
Already trying to force that move to PSG by faking injury
— Frosting the dough man (@Wasteman_INC) January 8, 2018