Philippe Coutinho’s dream of playing for Barcelona is close after the Spanish giants agreed a fee with Liverpool for the Brazilian. Both clubs have agreed a fee in the region of £142million for the 25-year-old playmaker, according to the BBC.
Coutinho’s imminent move to Spain will see the former Inter Milan star become the second most expensive transfer in football history, behind Neymar’s €222million move to Ligue 1 leaders, Paris Saint-Germain.
Liverpool were reluctance to sell their star midfielder, and rejected Barcelona’s three offers for the playmaker, who also handed in a transfer request last summer.
However, the Catalan are now poised to get their man, a situation that has seen fans of the English side having so much to say.
Here are some of the best reactions from Reds’ fans, who are not in any way happy with Coutinho’s inevitable departure from Anfield.
I understand Coutinho’s ambition to move to a club like Barcelona, but for him to leave half way through the season, when so much is at stake isn’t the most respectful way to treat the club that made you the player you are. #lfc #Coutinho
— Jurgen Klopp (@ItsJurgenKlopp) January 6, 2018
Don’t care who you are or how good you are… no one is bigger than our club. Don’t wanna be here, there’s the door. Glad we’ve got a manager who thinks the same way. Should’ve left on good terms in summer. Leaves now & can’t play Champions League football. Silly. #LFC #Coutinho
— Dan Roach (@DanielRoachLFC) January 6, 2018
— Ryan Deere (@ryandeere) January 6, 2018
Leaving the fans high and dry midway through the season. The same fans that sung your name, backed you till the end, fought for you against every critic and you leave us midway when we needed you the most…Whatever your spite with the club yet us fans deserved better. #Coutinho
— Aamir Bakshi (@Madred1988) January 6, 2018
I admired Coutinho, but the way he went about the transfer was despicable. To treat a club that brought you to your current status like this shows he has no class or respect for the club. Wish you the worst you prick. #LFC #Coutinho
— Kacper (@KacperTheFG) January 6, 2018
If #Coutinho wants to go, then fuck off. #LFC and the people of Liverpool have treated him like a king. He's pulling this injury stunt again. Hate to lose him. But don't treat the club & fans like this.
— Terence Bhowan (@Scouser_T) January 6, 2018
— Gerry C76 (@GerryC76) January 6, 2018
#Coutinho has become the John Lennon of the Fab Four
— Steviemac (@steviemac2010) January 6, 2018
I am okay with coutinho going, he has been brilliant for us and despite wanting to leave has been a pro and played superbly. Class act and I wish him well at Barca #coutinho
— Loki Doki (@LokiDokigg) January 6, 2018
Thanks for the goals #Coutinho
But it’s a selfish time to be goin”
So I hope we lift the Champions League
And you look as stupid as Owen….#LFC
— David Kidd (@davidpkidd) January 6, 2018
Getting your players to publicly speak out about #Coutinho. Talking to him behind LFC's back. And now they're selling shirts with his name on before they've agreed a fee. What more can Barcelona do to get a transfer ban?! @FCBarcelona is a disgusting football team.
— Ryan Jones (@RyanAJ13) December 31, 2017