Liverpool fans react after finding out Barcelona supporters don't rate Philippe Coutinho

FC Barcelona v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Group B

It's fast approaching one year since Philippe Coutinho got his wishes and joined Barcelona from Liverpool for £142m.

For a solid six months the Brazil international was linked with a move to Spain and, reluctantly, Jurgen Klopp eventually caved.

Liverpool fans were gutted when the transfer went through, but whereas they've come out the other side looking better than ever, Coutinho has struggled somewhat.

This season the 26-year-old has only scored five goals in 21 games in La Liga and the Champions League, which is pretty disappointing by his usual standards.

Four assists in that time isn't much to shout about either, so now Barcelona fans are starting to wonder what the fuss was all about.

Spanish journalist Manolo Crespo, who writes for Sport, recently attempted to explain Coutinho's problems in Catalonia.

"Coutinho is not passing through his best moment of form at the moment, but the truth is it's hard to find when the Brazilian has been important for Barcelona in a long period of time," Crespo wrote.

"The team is still waiting for Coutino to take a step forward, like he did at the World Cup when Neymar wasn't fully fit after his injury.

FC Barcelona v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Group B

"When Lionel Messi was injured this season, Luis Suarez came to the rescue. Philippe cowered.

"Those typical goals with his right foot, whipped into the corner, can bring fans out of their seats, but it's also true that you have to go back to the end of October for his last goal.

"Price, goals and style. What's true is that everything is pressuring Coutinho. The price that he cost, the most expensive signing in Barca's history, is always a noose around his neck."

FC Barcelona v Real Madrid CF - La Liga

The frustration amongst Barca fans is understandable and in a recent fan forum they ranted that Coutinho's pace and work rate isn't up to scratch and that he likes to overcomplicate things.

So how have Liverpool supporters reacted to Coutinho's tough spell at the Camp Nou and the flack he's received?

As you can see in the tweets below, Kopites think it's karma that Coutinho is struggling but would still take him back in a heartbeat.

Liverpool are flying at the top of the Premier League at the moment, but clearly the fans think there's room for Coutinho in the team and would love for him to return.

Can't really blame them, can you?

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