Philippe Coutinho left Barcelona with some 50 odd goals and a huge stardom. Most of it came from his own hard work but also due to the prosperous atmosphere afforded to him at Anfield.
However, once Barcelona came knocking he was so gobsmacked that he paid part of his own transfer. That is something that added injury to insult for Liverpool fans. Now, it is a matter of how the mighty have fallen.
Coutinho has made 17 appearances in the La Liga this season totalling some 1337 minutes in all. It would be an understatement to say that his stint has been a disaster so far and naturally all roads lead out of Barcelona.
It was only a matter of time before tabloids in England began clamouring for his return to Liverpool. Let’s just say it’s not going to happen.