Jurgen Klopp has told supporters he’s forgiving Coutinho for wanting a Barcelona move in the summer and has encouraged us to do the same.
He says that because it was Barcelona, the mecca for South Americans, and not Everton, it’s a crime he can forget about!
The Brazilian has returned to first-team training, but will not feature today against Manchester City, with Klopp deciding to wait a little longer until his match sharpness returns.
Klopp told the Mirror: “Everyone has this little bit of understanding and think ‘OK it’s Barcelona’ and it is not that he wanted to go to Everton.
“Then it would have been different I would say. Another wonderful club but a different situation.
“There was nothing. We spoke about it and it has nothing to do with the team, that is very important for all of us, it is nothing to do with fans and all that stuff.
“I can explain it a little: Maybe a few of you have had a split in a good relationship, with the wife or whatever, and it is not good to think about the time you were split.
“It was not the most easy time but that is the transfer window and that is the only time players and clubs can make transfers. But nothing I am aware of was unforgivable. It is a normal thing.
“It is not the first time and it won’t be the last time in history when similar things will happen.”
Hopefully, Klopp will soon stop fielding questions about our no.10 and for the time being, Coutinho will perform in red.
At his best, he’s an extraordinary talent and walks into our starting XI, despite the form of Jordan Henderson, Emre Can and Gini Wijnaldum centrally.
We can’t wait to see him back in action.