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Old 07-01-18, 05:07 PM   #1
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It is with great reluctance that we - as a team and club - prepare to say farewell to a good friend, a wonderful person and a fantastic player in Philippe Coutinho. It is no secret that Philippe has wanted this move to happen since July, when Barcelona first made their interest known.

Philippe was insistent with me, the owners and even his team-mates this was a move he was desperate to make happen. Despite that, we managed to keep the player here beyond the summer window, hoping that we would be able to persuade him to stay and be part of what we are looking to do.

I can tell the Liverpool supporters that we, as a club, have done everything within our means to convince Philippe that remaining part of Liverpool was as attractive as moving to Spain, but he is 100 per cent certain his future - and that of his family - belongs at Barcelona.

It is his dream and I am now convinced there is nothing left at our disposal to change his mind. Philippe has made a fantastic contribution to this club over his five years of service and as disappointed as we are that he doesn't want to extend that, the relationship we have for him means, with a heavy heart, we wish him well
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Old 07-01-18, 06:38 PM   #4
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Ok, so leaving us in the middle of the season is very disappointing, however we did also sign him in the middle of a season and we clearly kept him at the club against his will in lieu of Barca actually making us an acceptable offer for him for 6 months. Obviously he had personal reasons as well as professional ones for wanting to move to Spain, and if we do want to get really good South American players at the club this is going to happen eventually with some of them, as we saw with Suarez.

All the "rat" & "cunt" stuff to me is a bit unnecessary, I'm not saying we should be happy for him but meh, he didn't down tools this season and we got a huge fee for him, we'll be fine without him.
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Ok, so leaving us in the middle of the season is very disappointing, however we did also sign him in the middle of a season and we clearly kept him at the club against his will in lieu of Barca actually making us an acceptable offer for him for 6 months. Obviously he had personal reasons as well as professional ones for wanting to move to Spain, and if we do want to get really good South American players at the club this is going to happen eventually with some of them, as we saw with Suarez.

All the "rat" & "cunt" stuff to me is a bit unnecessary, I'm not saying we should be happy for him but meh, he didn't down tools this season and we got a huge fee for him, we'll be fine without him.


Incredibly harsh.

I'm gutted he's gone but it's a massive fee and it's not like he left us for another Premier League club.

Plus - he's only done exactly the same thing that Van Dijk did so we can't be too critical of him.
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Old 07-01-18, 05:43 PM   #6
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Nice to see the club treating a player like a human rather than a contracted bit of meat. Good statement from the boss. Let's hope he achieved what he thinks he needs.
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Bought for £8.5m Jan 2013; Sold for £140m Jan 2018.

Fair to say we’ve turned him into a bit of a player.
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Bought for £8.5m Jan 2013; Sold for £140m Jan 2018.

Fair to say we’ve turned him into a bit of a player & a massive cunt.
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Old 07-01-18, 06:32 PM   #11
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Not too bothered about him leaving to be honest. We are not a one man team nowadays and results when he was not playing did not seem to be any worse
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He did down tools tho from what it seems?

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Old 07-01-18, 06:55 PM   #13
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as the first of the fab four to leave does this make him john lennon now?
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Old 07-01-18, 06:59 PM   #14
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from bbc, so dont know if these biased cunts have it right.

Liverpool with and without Coutinho in 2017-18 prem games.

Liverpool have picked up more points per game without Coutinho this season than with him

without ..... with
13 Games 9
6 Wins 6
6 Draws 2
1 Losses 1
46.20 Win % 66.70
1.8 Points per game 2.2
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Old 09-01-18, 01:16 PM   #15
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I think BM has those stats back to front.


1 8/12/17 A Liverpool FC (4.) Watford FC Watford (10.) 3:3 Back trouble
2 8/19/17 H Liverpool FC (9.) Crystal Palace Crystal Palace (19.) 1:0 Back trouble
3 8/27/17 H Liverpool FC (6.) Arsenal FC Arsenal (11.) 4:0 Back trouble
4 9/9/17 A Liverpool FC (2.) Manchester City Man City (4.) 5:0 Not in squad

5 9/16/17 H Liverpool FC (8.) Burnley FC Burnley (7.) 1:1 AM 79'
6 9/23/17 A Liverpool FC (8.) Leicester City Leicester (15.) 2:3 LW 1 1 79'
7 10/1/17 A Liverpool FC (5.) Newcastle United Newcastle (9.) 1:1 AM 1 90'
8 10/14/17 H Liverpool FC (7.) Manchester United Man Utd (2.) 0:0 LW 79'
9 10/22/17 A Liverpool FC (8.) Tottenham Hotspur Spurs (3.) 4:1 LW 90'
10 10/28/17 H Liverpool FC (9.) Huddersfield Town Huddersfield (11.) 3:0 Wound
11 11/4/17 A Liverpool FC (6.) West Ham United West Ham (16.) 1:4 Wound

12 11/18/17 H Liverpool FC (5.) Southampton FC Southampton (13.) 3:0 AM 1 1 69'
13 11/25/17 H Liverpool FC (5.) Chelsea FC Chelsea (3.) 1:1 LW 89'
14 11/29/17 A Liverpool FC (6.) Stoke City Stoke City (15.) 0:3 on the bench
15 12/2/17 A Liverpool FC (5.) Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton (10.) 1:5 AM 1 3 90'
16 12/10/17 H Liverpool FC (4.) Everton FC Everton (10.) 1:1 AM 12'
17 12/13/17 H Liverpool FC (4.) West Bromwich Albion West Brom (17.) 0:0 AM 90'
18 12/17/17 A Liverpool FC (5.) AFC Bournemouth Bournemouth (14.) 0:4 LW 1 1 87'
19 12/22/17 A Liverpool FC (4.) Arsenal FC Arsenal (5.) 3:3 AM 1 84'
20 12/26/17 H Liverpool FC (4.) Swansea City Swansea (20.) 5:0 LW 1 1 90'
21 12/30/17 H Liverpool FC (4.) Leicester City Leicester (8.) 2:1 AM 89'
22 1/1/18 A Liverpool FC (4.) Burnley FC Burnley (7.) 1:2 Hamstring Injury


Bold games are the PL games Coutinho missed. Watford we should have won, bar a late goal that was legally offside. City game obviously influenced by the dodgy red. Factoring in the demolition of Hoffenheim, some of our best performances have been without him.

That's not to say we won't miss him, we desperately will, but to say that we have lacked creativity and struggled to 'provide bullets' when he's been out this year is clearly not true.
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I think BM has those stats back to front.


1 8/12/17 A Liverpool FC (4.) Watford FC Watford (10.) 3:3 Back trouble
2 8/19/17 H Liverpool FC (9.) Crystal Palace Crystal Palace (19.) 1:0 Back trouble
3 8/27/17 H Liverpool FC (6.) Arsenal FC Arsenal (11.) 4:0 Back trouble
4 9/9/17 A Liverpool FC (2.) Manchester City Man City (4.) 5:0 Not in squad

5 9/16/17 H Liverpool FC (8.) Burnley FC Burnley (7.) 1:1 AM 79'
6 9/23/17 A Liverpool FC (8.) Leicester City Leicester (15.) 2:3 LW 1 1 79'
7 10/1/17 A Liverpool FC (5.) Newcastle United Newcastle (9.) 1:1 AM 1 90'
8 10/14/17 H Liverpool FC (7.) Manchester United Man Utd (2.) 0:0 LW 79'
9 10/22/17 A Liverpool FC (8.) Tottenham Hotspur Spurs (3.) 4:1 LW 90'
10 10/28/17 H Liverpool FC (9.) Huddersfield Town Huddersfield (11.) 3:0 Wound
11 11/4/17 A Liverpool FC (6.) West Ham United West Ham (16.) 1:4 Wound

12 11/18/17 H Liverpool FC (5.) Southampton FC Southampton (13.) 3:0 AM 1 1 69'
13 11/25/17 H Liverpool FC (5.) Chelsea FC Chelsea (3.) 1:1 LW 89'
14 11/29/17 A Liverpool FC (6.) Stoke City Stoke City (15.) 0:3 on the bench
15 12/2/17 A Liverpool FC (5.) Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton (10.) 1:5 AM 1 3 90'
16 12/10/17 H Liverpool FC (4.) Everton FC Everton (10.) 1:1 AM 12'
17 12/13/17 H Liverpool FC (4.) West Bromwich Albion West Brom (17.) 0:0 AM 90'
18 12/17/17 A Liverpool FC (5.) AFC Bournemouth Bournemouth (14.) 0:4 LW 1 1 87'
19 12/22/17 A Liverpool FC (4.) Arsenal FC Arsenal (5.) 3:3 AM 1 84'
20 12/26/17 H Liverpool FC (4.) Swansea City Swansea (20.) 5:0 LW 1 1 90'
21 12/30/17 H Liverpool FC (4.) Leicester City Leicester (8.) 2:1 AM 89'
22 1/1/18 A Liverpool FC (4.) Burnley FC Burnley (7.) 1:2 Hamstring Injury


Bold games are the PL games Coutinho missed. Watford we should have won, bar a late goal that was legally offside. City game obviously influenced by the dodgy red. Factoring in the demolition of Hoffenheim, some of our best performances have been without him.

That's not to say we won't miss him, we desperately will, but to say that we have lacked creativity and struggled to 'provide bullets' when he's been out this year is clearly not true.
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Old 07-01-18, 07:44 PM   #17
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He did down tools tho from what it seems?

Well he was on for pretty much his best ever return for us in goals/assists, so clearly he was trying when he was on the pitch. Which probably was because he knew he was getting his move, if a few months after he wanted.
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will phil be picking bobby or mo up from the airport next year.
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I was about to go and reply to that with.... 'Yeah, Shit badge'.

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Such a shame, always a sense of what could have been with him this season. Alas we will never know.
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gutted about him going, struggling to place it among others who have left. He'll have my blessing once this season is out and it ends alright for us
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six more months and we would have kissed him goodbye and he'd still of had his dream move.

its a shame he showed his this selfish side, not a toss given about his so called team mated or the fans
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six more months and we would have kissed him goodbye and he'd still of had his dream move.

its a shame he showed his this selfish side, not a toss given about his so called team mated or the fans
Aye, and playing time it's only four and a half months left with us
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He played for us for 5 years and won nothing.

In May be will probably have at least one medal with Barcelona after 5 months.

Can't really blame him for not wanting to wait until the summer to be honest.
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Good Luck to him ... he's Brazilain and Barca want him in their first 11 ... thats hard to say no to, shame it could not happen at the end of the season but hey ho the world continues to turn. I am not going to start hating a player who only ever gave everything for the shirt. YNWA
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Good Luck to him ... he's Brazilain and Barca want him in their first 11 ... thats hard to say no to, shame it could not happen at the end of the season but hey ho the world continues to turn. I am not going to start hating a player who only ever gave everything for the shirt. YNWA
The faking injury thing leaves a sour taste but this might have been a club led thing.

Good luck to the lad, he deserves the opportunity.

I hope he's shit though!
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The faking injury thing leaves a sour taste but this might have been a club led thing.

Good luck to the lad, he deserves the opportunity.

I hope he's shit though!


Yeah and Barca can go fuck themselves ..

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I hunk he will absolutely smash it at Barca, these 6 months were he has most likely been minding himself have yielded a goal or assist every game. At Barca with better players and fully committed I reckon he’ll go on and fulfill his potential - 20g + 20a a year for me at a minimum for him going forward.

Hate how it ended but as many have said a lot can happen in 6 months, he dug in and the club wilted. The most annoying thing is that we seem to be prepared to gamble on Lallana who has has one good 3 month spell in his time here and that was only 60% of what Coutinho did from a numbers perspective.

I trust Klopp but this is a massive gamble to our chances this season.
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