Klopp’s advice to Coutinho before he moved to Barcelona appears to be spot on

first_img 2 Klopp and Liverpool reluctantly sold Coutinho to the LaLiga giants for £142m BEST OF 2 There were also reports that Liverpool’s long time rivals Manchester United were interested in the playmaker.Coutinho’s departure from Liverpool got messy at points in the summer of 2017 as the club tried everything to keep their best player.One of the things Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said to him before he left has now appeared to have come true, however.In May 2017, Klopp advised Coutinho: “Stay here and they will end up building a statue in your honour. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “Go somewhere else, to Barcelona, to Bayern Munich, to Real Madrid, and you will be just another player. Here you can be something more.”Coutinho did manage to score his first goal since October on Thursday night in a game where Barca lost to Levante in the Copa del Rey.After the match, Barca boss Ernesto Valverde warned the No.7 that he needs to improve.Valverde said: “When you do not play and you are not happy, you have to fight to change the situation. Today was a match for that.“Coutinho is a great player who has given us a lot and will give us a lot.” Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions MONEY RANKED Latest Football News REVEALED Coutinho has struggled for form at Barca center_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move A year on from completing his dream move to Barcelona, it’s fair to say things haven’t gone as Philippe Coutinho would have liked.The Brazilian has failed to nail down a regular spot in the first-team and now his future is in doubt as Barca are considering selling him to help fund a deal to re-sign Neymar. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade ADVICE huge blow REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img

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