IDOL IN ANFIELD
Klopp explains why Liverpool did not sign Coutinho
Published:20/08/2019 - 17:15h
Updated:20/08/2019 - 17:50h
During the last months, several sectors of the press speculated on the possibility of Coutinho returning to Liverpool, but Klopp explained the reality
Recently, the Bayern of Munich and the FC Barcelona arrived to an agreement for the cession of Philippe Coutinho to the Bavarian entity by a season in return of some 20 million euros, the payment of the index card to the complete and the inclusion of an option of purchase to final of season. Before the closing of the negotiations, there were a lot of speculations on the midfield player.
One of them was the possibility of his return to the Liverpool, club in which it achieved to triumph and in which it turned into the big idol for the fans of the terracings of Anfield. A year and half before, the 'reds' had sold to the Brazilian to the FC Barcelona by 120 million euros more other 40 in variable -of which arrived to pay only 15- and several sectors of the press put on the table his return.
"We could not us allow to Coutinho"
On this spoke recently Jürgen Klopp, trainer of the English team recently awarded with the prize to 'Trainer of the Year', delivered by the magazine 'Sport Bild'. During the gala, the German technician spoke on the possibility that Coutinho had gone back to the Liverpool, but ensured that it was something impossible because of the economic dimensions of the operation.
Klopp elogió The personal and sportive virtues of the new player of the Bayern of Munich and ensured that it tried to retain him, although the quantity of money offered by the FC Barcelona was too big as to refuse it. "It is a súper player and a big type. We resist us to sell it, but the Barça forced us with similar figure of money, by like this say it", explained, between laughs.
When it touched him speak on the rumours in reference to the return of the Brazilian to Anfield that did not arrive to produce, was clear and ensured that the Liverpool could not allow his arrival on economic grounds. "It sounds a bit rare but is like this, could not pay it". This yes, thinks that is a big player and a big reinforcement for the Bayern: "it Can change each party with his presence. It is a big incorporation for the Bayern and the Bundesliga".
Coutinho Did not work in the Barcelona
Robert Fernández, ex technical secretary of the FC Barcelona, saw in Philippe Coutinho the relief generacional of Andrés Iniesta, but the Brazilian did not work in the position of interior. Ernesto Valverde also tested him like left extreme, but his performance did not improve and went then when the sportive direction and the own player arrived to the conclusion that separate his ways was the best alternative.