Philippe Coutinho is highly unlikely to be a Reds player again this transfer window, though it doesn’t look like he’s going to be playing for another Premier League side either.
Arsenal were reportedly interested, but of course, have other priorities. Reliable French journalist Julien Lauren says they never wanted him in the first place.
Tottenham, meanwhile, offered to take him on loan, only for the Brazilian to reject them, according to Sky Sports News. It is claimed that he is desperate to return to the Reds, hence why he turned Spurs down, which is some turnaround from when he forced his way out of Anfield.
Seeing Coutinho play for another English club would be awful – while a lot of Reds fans would have him back on Merseyside in a heartbeat.
Seeing Coutinho play for another Premier League club that isn’t Liverpool would genuinely be hard to take…
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) August 6, 2019
— ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝕝𝕒𝕟 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@ANDRSN_Official) August 8, 2019
— JD (@JoelDonegan) August 8, 2019
@LFC bring Coutinho home
— Balkan (@Blake03031) August 8, 2019
If coutinho wants to come to the prem it’s got to be too us? He said no to spurs and doesn’t want europa league, Chelsea can’t sign him and Man City don’t want him so that leaves us? Last minute loan deal coming 😅🙏
— EllsLFC (@EllsLfc) August 8, 2019
— Danny Budworth (@dannybud84) August 8, 2019
Seeing Coutinho back in a red shirt almost certainly isn’t going to happen today. It’s likely he’ll stay at Barca at this point, given the English transfer window closes this afternoon.
Unless he moves elsewhere in Europe in the next couple of weeks, we can expect a lot of stories in the build-up to the January window about where he might end up then.