Liverpool fans are starting to come to terms that they will never see Philippe Coutinho play for the club ever again.
The Brazilian has completed his £142 million to Barcelona and was unveiled at the Camp Nou on Monday.
While Liverpool supporters fully understand his desire to swap Merseyside for Catalonia, it’s the timing and the manner which has angered many.
Leaving halfway through the season has left Jurgen Klopp’s side in limbo as they look to fight for a top-four finish in the Premier League and go far in both the Champions League and the FA Cup.
Also, the fact that Coutinho feigned a back injury at the start of the season, missing the first four league matches as well as the Champions League qualifiers against Hoffenheim, didn't go down well.
But Coutinho has done his very best to keep his relationship with Liverpool an amicable by posting an emotional thank you message to his former club.
COUTINHO'S INSTAGRAM MESSAGE TO LIVERPOOL
On Monday night, the midfielder took to Instagram to officially say goodbye to the Reds.
In fact, it was so emotional that, despite wanting to be angry with him, it seems it brought a tear to the eyes of many Liverpool fans.
LIVERPOOL FANS GOT EMOTIONAL
Check out the reaction:
That Instagram message has really made it sink in for many Liverpool fans, it seems.
KLOPP TELLS FANS NOT TO BE 'DISAPPOINTED'
After Coutinho completed the move, Klopp called on supporters not to be ‘disappointed’ but to ‘accept’ Coutinho’s decision.
“Of course, it is totally understandable that supporters will be disappointed; this is always the case when you have to say goodbye to someone special. But, as hard as it is sometimes to accept, it is part of life and part of football – individuals have their own dreams and their own goals and objectives in life," the German boss said.
“Players will come and players will go, that is football, but as a club we are big enough and strong enough to continue with our aggressive progression on the pitch, even when we lose an important player. We have never been in a better position in recent times, as a club, to react in the right way. We will use our size and strength to absorb moments like this and still move forward."
The only way Liverpool will get over Coutinho properly is if they spend the £142 million they’ve just received on a replacement in the January transfer window.
Whether or not that actually happens remains to be seen.