‘Nobody Talks About Coutinho Anymore’ Says Liverpool Legend
Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson claims that nobody talks about Philippe Coutinho, who left for Barcelona in January. The Reds have gone from strength to strength since his departure and will play Real Madrid in the Champions League Final in Kiev.
Lawrenson, working as a summariser on BBC Radio 5, says the player’s departure has not hurt the club, least of all his compatriot and friend Roberto Firmino, who recently signed a new long-term contract.
“No-one says anything about Philippe Coutinho anymore,” he told BBC Radio 5 live. “I actually thought when he left it might unsettle Roberto Firmino with his mate leaving, but actually, he has stepped up to the plate and been brilliant. Jurgen Klopp has improved all of his players.”