Lionel Messi took the 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League quite badly…
The Argentine enjoyed a phenomenal individual campaign, but is in a period of sadness after that incredible night at Anfield.
According to the Star, the performances of Ivan Rakitic and Coutinho on that already famous evening encouraged Messi to ask for the duo to be sold this summer.
Both got given the run around by Liverpool’s midfield – who pressed manically throughout – and in the end – our 4-0 victory was totally deserved.
Coutinho has flopped this season and made the £142m we got for him look like incredible business.
Because of what he’ll cost a potential suitor, we don’t think Liverpool will be in the race for his signature – but it’ll be interesting to see if the man we once called O Magico will be back in the Premier League ahead of next season.
Rakitic is in his thirties, and while still a good player, is likely over the hill.
We can see a side like Manchester United splashing huge money on him, though!