Video footage highlights Philippe Coutinho's hostile reception from Barcelona fans

Philippe Coutinho in action vs Getafe

A week ago, football fans were treated to one of the best team displays in Champions League history.

Barcelona arrived at Anfield with a healthy 3-0 lead and Liverpool would start the return leg without two of their key forwards in Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri were brought in and few thought Jurgen Klopp's weakened side could even get near Barca.

But they did more than that, with Liverpool winning 4-0 and completing possibly the greatest comeback in the competition's history.

Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho's first games back at Anfield after leaving the Reds could not have gone any worse.

Suarez was hounded by the fans for his behaviour on the pitch, while Coutinho's performance was so bad he actually received a 0/10 rating from Catalan publication Sport.

The Brazilian hasn't been looked at fondly by Barca fans for some time now, but the reception he received in the 2-0 win over Getafe at the Camp Nou over the weekend was as hostile as they come.

A video from the Spanish media shows Coutinho being jeered after his name was read out by the stadium announcer and then every time he touched the ball.

Coutinho picked up an injury vs Getafe

Sound bars have been used just to visually highlight how bad things have got for the 26-year-old.


While Coutinho's performances have been sub-par and he's on a very healthy salary in Catalonia, it's still hard not to feel a little bit sorry for him.

He only managed 69 minutes against Getafe before going off injured, but it is thought he will be available for the Copa America - if Brazil take him that is.

It seems almost a formality that he will be sold by Barca in the summer, but they're unlikely to recoup all of the £142m they invested in him back in January 2018.

Chelsea are reportedly the only club interested in his services at the moment, but surely other suitors will appear during the summer months, right?

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