It HAS TO IMPROVE TO BE STILL IN THE BARÇA
Klopp Already vaticinó in his day that Coutinho would hit it to him in the Barça
Published:11/03/2019 - 17:16h
Updated:11/03/2019 - 17:16h
The Liverpool obtained 160 million euros by the traspaso of Philippe Coutinho to the FC Barcelona, something that surprised to Jurgen Klopp by the characteristics of the Brazilian, that did not adjust to what in the Camp Nou was looking for
Philippe Coutinho arrived to the FC Barcelona in January of 2018, turning into the most expensive signing of the history in the FC Barcelona. The Catalan club disbursed 120 million fixed euros more other 40 in concept of variables, a quantity that can add easily 160 'kilos'. Nevertheless, the Brazilian is not justifying the investment made.
Robert Fernández, ex technical secretary of the FC Barcelona, saw in Coutinho the relief generacional ideal for Andrés Iniesta for having purportedly characteristic of similar game. Nevertheless, the Brazilian did not work in the same position of the manchego, since it was missing him physical bottom to do the repliegues.
Like extreme, Coutinho also walks quite stray, since neither repliega defensivamente when it touches him do it and because it is missing him speed for desbordar to the rivals. This situation has carried him to happen entirely unobserved in his second season in the Camp Nou, something that no him odd to Jurgen Klopp, his ex trainer in the Liverpool.
In spring of 2017, some months before Coutinho went presented like new player of the FC Barcelona, Klopp tried that the Brazilian forgot the idea to abandon the English club. "Remain you here and will finish building a statue in your honour. It sees to another place and will finish being another player. Here you can be something more", said him, as 'Sport'.
By what seems, Klopp was in the true. To Coutinho is him eating the pressure in the Camp Nou and has turned into a footballer that contributes rather little to the collective game culé. By a lot of opportunities that give him Ernesto Valverde, the carioca does not take advantage of any of them, although will have another in front of the Lyon in Champions.
Klopp, extrañado by the interest of the Barcelona in Coutinho
When seeming, Klopp never understood for what wanted the Barça to Coutinho. As 'El País', an employee of the Liverpool ensured that the German had said that "Coutinho is a terrific forward but never will feel comfortable in the 4-3-3 like interior; and much less if it has to play in the place of Iniesta in the 4-4-2 that practises Valverde in defensive phase, in where the longest routes have to do it the wings. Iniesta is a fondista. Coutinho No". It is for seeing if has the reason or if the carioca espabila.