Jamie Carragher’s tweet to Neil Mellor after Philippe Coutinho transfer request goes viral

Published Add your comment

Football News

Philippe Coutinho is now in the process of attempting to force his way out of Anfield after Liverpool rejected a £90 million offer from Barcelona earlier this week.

Fearing his opportunity to play for the Catalan giants might never come again, the Brazilian playmaker has taken matters into his own hands by submitting a formal transfer request.

Liverpool have rejected Coutinho’s request but, rest assured, this isn’t the end of the saga.


GIVEMESPORT will broadcast live coverage of the US PGA Championship on Facebook from 10-13 August. Live coverage HERE

Coutinho has the chance to replace his old friend Neymar at the Camp Nou and team up alongside the world’s best footballer, Lionel Messi, and his former Liverpool teammate Luis Suarez.

The South American will be acutely aware that joining Barça would significantly enhance his chances of winning both team trophies and individual accolades.

Coutinho's desire to join Barcelona is understandable

While it’s true that the grass isn’t always greener, Coutinho can be forgiven for feeling tempted by the opportunity to play for one of the world’s elite clubs.

Liverpool v Middlesbrough - Premier League

Former Liverpool left-back John Arne Riise can empathise with Coutinho’s predicament. The Norwegian summed up the situation very well on Twitter earlier today and you can see his tweets HERE.

Carragher's funny tweet to Mellor

Surprisingly, there’s been no proper reaction on Twitter from Jamie Carragher yet - the retired centre-back must be saving his thoughts for Sky Sports’ Friday Night Football later on this evening - although he still posted a funny tweet in response to Neil Mellor.

“Liverpool start season tomorrow but sadly all the talk is of a player potentially leaving,” Mellor, who played for the Reds between 2002-2006, tweeted. “Frustrating and disruptive the timing of all this.”

Carragher’s response has gone viral…

“Like when you wanted to go to Preston,” the Sky Sports pundit replied, “still not over it.”

Very cheeky, Carra!

Mellor, who left Anfield for Preston in 2006, then added: “haha it wasn't nice saying my goodbyes but glad you didn't hold it against me 😂“

Carragher's tweet has cheered up Liverpool fans

Carragher’s tweet seems to have cheered up a few Liverpool fans following this afternoon’s devastating Coutinho update…

Never change, Carra. Never change.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Philippe Coutinho

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again