Fair play, Coutinho.
Our former Brazilian playmaker may have pined for an exit to Barcelona, eventually getting one in January 2018, but still told compatriots about the beauty of Liverpool following his departure.
In fact, his conversations with Alisson helped our current no.1 decide that a Merseyside switch was the right one for him.
Aisson signed for huge money this summer, after Jurgen Klopp and the club decided it was time we broke the bank for a proper no.1, following Loris Karius’s Champions League howlers.
“He spoke highly of Jurgen [Klopp, Liverpool manager] and about the players,” Alisson told Goal.
“He said there is no vanity in the squad but it’s a very ambitious squad with a strong desire to win.
“Coutinho also said he was very happy here with his family, which is really important. Our wives spoke to each other too and they said they had a great time living here, and we are very happy.”
Oddly, Coutinho hasn’t been an automatic starter for Barcelona in La Liga so far this season, coming off the bench in three of their six games.
But he’s shown more than glimpses of his world-class ability after securing silverware last term following the move.
By selling Coutinho, we had the funds to bring in Alisson and Virgil van Dijk. The pair have completely transformed our defence and considering our firepower was already extraordinary, the deals in and out have strengthened us overall.