Liverpool fans are fearing the worst right now.
Despite already signing Virgil van Dijk, this January transfer window could turn into a disaster for the club if Philippe Coutinho completes his move to Barcelona.
The Brazilian has reportedly told Jurgen Klopp that he doesn’t want to play for the club anymore with Barca readying a massive bid for the midfielder.
Liverpool are entering a crucial period of their campaign with them sitting fourth in the Premier League, in the last-16 of the Champions League and facing Everton on Friday in the FA Cup.
Coutinho has been superb once again this campaign and selling him would be considered a ridiculous move from the club.
That’s certainly what Jamie Carragher believes.
He took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to explain what Liverpool should do - agree a deal for the summer.
“Best thing @LFC is agree the BIG fee for Coutinho to go in the summer like we’ve done with Keita, not now. What do the club gain by doing it now? Top 4 & CL progression seriously risked if they sell in Jan, & difficult to replace him now. If he goes on strike he damages himself,” he wrote.
It was something that many Liverpool fans agreed with.
But one man decided to mock him for his tweet.
Sky Sports colleague Gary Neville simply quoted the tweet and wrote: “A lovely story.”
But Neville wasn’t finished there.
After journalist Marcus Alves reiterated rumours that have been doing the rounds about Coutinho refusing to play for Liverpool by tweeting: “Being told Philippe Coutinho doesn't intend to play for Liverpool again and is confident the deal with Barcelona will get done this winter. According to his entourage, a matter of a few days. More chapters to come,” Neville got involved again.
He tweeted Carragher once again with: “Strike / Strike / Strike!!,” appearing to encourage the Liverpool star to go on strike.
Something tells us that Neville is rather enjoying this Coutinho-Barcelona saga - and it’s only January 3.