This is weird and a little worrying, in truth.
Last night, on various different language websites, Nike began advertising Coutinho Barcelona merchandise.
The link didn’t work and the text was very quickly deleted, but not before it was screen-shotted by fans everywhere.
This appeared on the Nike website last night, before being quickly removed. pic.twitter.com/2OwUc9n3cg
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) December 31, 2017
Other reports, such as this in the Express, suggests a £125m deal is very close, but to us, it just doesn’t make sense.
Coutinho is cup-tied in the Champions League and Barca are waltzing to their domestic title anyway.
Why would Liverpool allow a January transfer, halfway through an increasingly exciting season, when we were so desperate to keep him during the summer?
It makes no sense.