Coutinho and Neymar.

Neymar explains Philippe Coutinho's mood after Liverpool refuse to sanction Barcelona move

Published Add your comment

Football News

Philippe Coutinho is back in action after his cameo appearance for Brazil on Thursday night

The midfielder has missed the start of the season due to a back injury but was introduced in the 58th minute with Brazil still drawing 0-0 with Ecuador.

Half an hour later, Brazil had won 2-0 and Coutinho got himself on the scoresheet.

He didn't show too many signs of being involved in a transfer saga.

Barcelona have been trying to sign the 25-year-old throughout this summer and Coutinho had even handed in a transfer request at Anfield.

But Liverpool have insisted that he isn’t for sale and have rejected every bid that has come their way.

Friday is the last chance Barcelona will have to sign Coutinho this summer with the Spanish transfer window closing at midnight, meaning there’s just a matter of hours left for Coutinho to clinch his dream move.

Liverpool FC v Leicester City FC: Premier League Asia Trophy

Neymar reveals Coutinho's mood

But how is he reacting to the news Liverpool are refusing to let him go?

Well, Neymar revealed exactly how he’s feeling after paying tribute to Brazilian teammate.

 “Coutinho is a great player, a star, and entered the match very well,” the world’s most expensive player said.

“I’m very happy because he has scored a goal, at this moment that he lives a very great sadness.

“But he helped us in the victory.”

Coutinho's goal and celebration

You could tell something was up after Coutinho's rather emotional celebration. Check it out:

So, Coutinho is living a “very great sadness” as his move to Barcelona looks increasingly unlikely.

Poor Phil.

While Klopp was unwilling to forgive Mamadou Sakho for his misdemeanours last summer, it seems as though Coutinho will be welcomed back if Barcelona don’t sign him.

Despite handing in a transfer request on the eve of the Premier League season, Klopp insists that there are no issues between himself and Coutinho.

Manchester City v Liverpool - Premier League

Earlier this season when asked if he would welcome him back, Klopp said: “Yes of course, absolutely, 100 per cent.”

“Why do you ask if everything is OK between me and him?” Klopp added. “That was the question right? It is, indeed, absolutely – 100 per cent.”

Philippe Coutinho
Jordan Henderson
Jamie Carragher
Premier League
Steven Gerrard
Luis Suarez

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