Coutinho has moved from Barcelona to Bayern Munich on loan, with the Germans having an option to buy the Brazilian at the end of the campaign.
Phil’s La Liga nightmare is over, but he didn’t get his dream switch back to Liverpool – but a move to the Bundesliga instead.
Former Liverpool team-mate Marko Grujic is on loan at Hertha and actually took points off Bayern at the weekend – and has waxed lyrical about the 27-year-old.
“It’s a big deal for the whole Bundesliga that we now have the opportunity to see Coutinho,” Grujic told Sport Bild, cited in Fox Sports.
“He is a special, exciting player, capable of crazy things. He has incredible tricks and skills. I enjoyed every training session with him.
“He will be the best footballer in Germany by far.”
Despite the manner in which Coutinho left Liverpool, we wish him well at Bayern.
He performed exceptionally for us over a number of years, and the mammoth transfer fee we got for his services enabled us to purchase not only Virgil van Dijk, but Alisson too.
That duo helped us win last season’s Champions League, so what’s the point in being bitter?
Coutinho’s story, and perhaps that of Emre Can, proves the grass is not always greener than Liverpool.
We hope the current group of superstars recognise this – not that Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are showing any signs that they’re eyeing exits anyway.