Philippe Coutinho, in a match against the Liverpool


Liverpool poisoned 'Dart' against Philippe Coutinho

Published:12/02/2020 - 13:09h

Updated:12/02/2020 - 13:09h

Liverpool sold Philippe Coutinho to FC Barcelona for 120 million euros plus 40 in variables. A business that ended up being round for reasons given by the sports director 'red', who threw a blow at the Brazilian

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Philippe Coutinho arrived to the FC Barcelona in January of 2018, turning into the most expensive signing of the history of the entity. The Catalan club disbursed 120 million fixed euros more other 40 in concept of variables, a quantity that can add easily 160 'kilos'. The business finish being totally fruitful for the Liverpool, since it obtained a dineral and could reinforce other positions.

From the course of Coutinho, the group directed by Jürgen Klopp has turned into the best of Europe, arriving to two consecutive finals of the Champions League, winning one and very possibly snatching him the Premier League to the Manchester City of Pep Guardiola by the 22 points of advantage that has right now. To sportive level, the Liverpool has not noticed the absence of the Brazilian and, to economic level, went up like the foam.

"When it went Coutinho, only lost a party"

Peter Moore, sportive director of the Liverpool, 'rajó' recently of the carioca remembering that the team 'network' improved after his course. "When Philippe Coutinho was there was a change, no only in the structure of the team, but also in the form to play to the football. If you remember, when it left two years ago, there was a complete change of the style of game and only lost a party during the rest of the season", said.

"No contempt to Coutinho, but play of another way and the money that ingresamos of the Barcelona helped to bring to Alisson Becker", added Moore. Some words that of well sure will not have seated at all well to the Brazilian midfield player, that was considered an idol in Anfield. However, his words have part of reason: after the course of Coutinho, the Liverpool despegó to elevate to the olimpo world-wide.

The failure of Coutinho in the Barça

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, the one of interior, since it was missing him physical bottom to do the repliegues defensive.

Like extreme, alternative position that looked for him Ernesto Valverde, the carioca also walked quite stray, since neither replegaba defensivamente when it touched him do it and because it was missing him speed for desbordar to the rivals. In summer was yielded to the Bayern of Munich with option of purchase, but neither in the Allianz Sand has achieved to take out to relucir his best level. The Bavarians will not exert this option of purchase and the Brazilian will go back to be a problem for the FC Barcelona.

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