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Philippe Coutinho’s reason for leaving Liverpool will infuriate fans

Barcelona finally got their man for $142million in January and his reason for leaving Anfield will have a few Liverpool fans trying to work this out

Philippe Coutinho hasn’t started life too well at Barcelona.

After ditching Liverpool in January to fill his pockets with euros at the Nou Camp, his career in Spain hasn’t begun how he thought it might.

The Brazilian star has managed a total of zero assists and zero goals since he completed the £142million switch.

Coutinho’s mood rn

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Coutinho’s mood rn

Maybe it is the task of having to up your game to play with the likes of Sergio Busquets and Lionel Messi as opposed to Jordan Henderson and Danny Ings.

The 25-year-old’s enormous price tag could be weighing heavy on his shoulders as Countinho tries to show everyone that he is worth the money.

Everyone wants to see Coutinho do well, even Liverpool fans whatever they say, but his first game was described as ‘one of the worst debuts ever’.


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Spend more time practising football and less time trying to Irish dance

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Spend more time practising football and less time trying to Irish dance

The little magician had pushed for a move all summer and Liverpool finally relented in January and now Coutinho has revealed why he wanted to go to Barcelona so desperately.

Spoiler; Liverpool fans will not like his reason.

“Everyone knows that I wanted to come to Barcelona,” the playmaker told Fora de Joc on Catalan channel 8tv. “It wasn’t possible in the summer, but we worked so that it could be done in winter.

“I really want to win big titles, it was one of the reasons that made me sign for the club. I want to win as many as I can, I don’t have preferences.”


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Coutinho really just wanted to be reunited with his best friend

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Coutinho really just wanted to be reunited with his best friend

Fair enough, the young man wanted to get his hands on some silverware before the end of his career.

But as Liverpool fans will rightly tell you, under Klopp the team is challenging for big trophies and could well be a threat in the Champions League next season.

And the thing that will infuriate the Liverpool faithful the most is that if Phil had stayed at Anfield they would be even closer to winning a title domestically or in Europe.

Coutinho couldn’t hack it as Liverpool kept losing finals

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Coutinho couldn’t hack it as Liverpool kept losing finals

Liverpool made two finals while Coutinho was at the club but he failed to impact those games in such a way which saw him lift a trophy.

However, it looks like he will scoop the easiest La Liga winners’ medal ever this year as Barcelona are already nine points clear of Atletico Madrid in second.

Barcelona are favourites to win the Champions League this year too but sadly for Coutinho he won’t be adding that trophy to his cabinet if they are victorious as he is cup-tied after playing in the tournament for Liverpool this year.

The small victories, eh Jurgen?