In another dimension somewhere, Coutinho would be getting ready to win the Premier League for Liverpool this season.
Or perhaps not, considering his exit enabled us to buy Alisson and Virgil van Dijk – two players who are the best in the world in their respective positions and have made all the difference.
Coutinho demanded a Barcelona switch, but it didn’t work out for him and he’s spending the season on loan at Bayern Munich, who don’t even regard him as a key player.
Last night, the Brazilian came off the bench in Bayern’s victory over Chelsea – but only because of an injury to Kingsley Coman.
The no.10 looked sullen, even in the post-match celebrations – proving that he’s still not found a home since departing Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp warned him that he could go to Barca, Real Madrid or Bayern, and be just another player, but at Liverpool, he’d be a legend.
The prediction from Liverpool’s boss has proven eerily correct.
Fair play to Coutinho for leaving Liverpool to follow his dreams of starting on the bench in the Champions League Round of 16.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) February 25, 2020
Phil Coutinho on loan from Barcelona because he can’t get a game comes on as a second half substitute for Bayern Munich. I wonder what he must be thinking looking at the dynasty he has left behind 🤔 pic.twitter.com/mgow0wMl6j
— 🔥 🅛🅕🅒_🅐🅛 🔥 (@LFC_AL) February 25, 2020
He was tackled and fell over man😂😂… Is Coutinho so bad that these are the standards now?? https://t.co/ZfVq2Td14R
— An (@RoyalANfield) February 26, 2020
Probably the smartest player ever in the body of a 3. division player.
This season he’s really double the player Coutinho is.
— Shemsi (@handsome_SZN) February 25, 2020
Gone from "world class" to "useful".
Unlikely to be at Bayern next season.
— The Professional Unbearable (@CodeRedShell) February 26, 2020
Looks a shadow of his former self,he will never admit it but he fucked up and I'd say it has him up nights, Klopp did warn him.
— Jonathan 🇮🇪 L.F.C (@F_C_Learpholl) February 25, 2020
Painful to be honest!! From star player to bench warmer…!!🧐
— Taz Bwakura (@tazkkl68) February 26, 2020