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.
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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.
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.
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