Trending Topics

      Next match: LFC v Huddersfield [Premier League] Fri 26th Apr @ 8:00 pm
      Anfield

      Today is the 23rd of April and on this date LFC's match record is P25 W11 D4 L10

      Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)

      Read 228344 times
      0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
      heimdall
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 8,195 posts | 1729 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3175: Dec 29, 2017 11:14:21 am
      There has always been a player sale of over £25m every year to offset our spending and to balance the books.

      Sahko £26m
      Benteke £27m
      Sterling £35m
      Suarez £65m

      Also do note that we were able to spend more because we went from no CL to CL this year. It may have swayed the funding in some way. In any case, the money has to come from somewhere.

      Some are just hoping FSG bankrolls the club. I think otherwise. £130m for Coutinho? I’ll take it in a heartbeat. Maybe others would sell Coutinho at £500m, £1b, £2b? At a certain price, a deal would be struck. £130m for me. You may have a different price point.

      Sakho and Benteke ah yes pivotal players for us who were sold against the wishes of the manager, oh ermm hang on!!
      Suarez wanted to leave as did Sterling, both would have refused to play or been highly disruptive if we had forced them to say.

      In any case none of those examples were us cashing in on players. 2 we wanted to sell as they were not part of the managers plans, BTW I assume that is acceptable, and 2 wanted to leave despite our best efforts at convincing them to stay.
      clint_call01
      • King Live Match Starter
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 8,720 posts | 1887 
      • Ynwa... lfc till I die !
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3176: Dec 29, 2017 11:58:43 am
      With that attitude one can justify anything. But there are limits or better: there should be limits.



      We're talking about players, jobs then yes I would justify anything because they have their rights to do what they feel is best for them. The club has the right to yes no as well, as what happened in the Summer.

      Coutinho is playing brilliantly with the right attitude as well. He has to if he wants to play in the World Cup and show the World what he is made of. Or else he would be sitting on the bench and being replaced with another player.
      ozi_wozzy
      • Forum Legend - Benitez
      • *****

      • 2,385 posts | 211 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3177: Dec 29, 2017 03:09:54 pm
      Coutinho is a cancer for reminding everyone about the policy to force transfers. He's giving his teammates the blueprint and the fantasy how to move. He will be the leading example for Salah to go to Real this summer, mark my words. We need to summon players who want to play faithfully for LFC or at least have the decency to do business behind the curtain.

      Of course VVD is a far more severe cancer. That's why we will win either CL or PL and then collapse. We will never be a dynasty like in the 70s and 80s or like ManU under Ferguson, because all our good players will go to bigger clubs after a success. But obviously Klopp is so desperate for success that he dances with devils instead to stay patient and devlop Klavan, Lovren, TAA, Gomez, Moreno, Clyne into studs. He did it in Dortmund over 5 years. Now he tries Blitzkrieg: being competitive within 2-3 years. High risk, high reward. We'll see...if it doesn't work out I'll be here to tell you over and over again that I was right, don't u worry. :)

      I don't begrudge Couts for requesting transfer to Barca. Let's take our rose tinted glasses off. Barca are a dream to play for, especially for South American players. They've been winning CL and league for the best part of last 15 years, so a player like Couts having the ambition to play for them shouldn't be vilified. He hasn't provided any blue print whatsoever, the transfer system is what it is and any player can do it.

      The days of lifelong service to a club are over. Sad but it's a global trend. Stevie was the last truly loyal lad, so let's not judge every player on this merit.

      If he leaves in summer, which is likely, I would bid farewell to him and thank him for years of service and lighting up Anfield with some dazzling football. He helped us get into CL and helped make us a joy to watch again. Not only that, despite the turbulence of transfer saga of summer, he's come back with a stellar attitude, having one of his best seasons of his career.

      And what's this having a go at Klopp about developing players? He's been brave and fully justified so far in bringing youngsters like Trent Arnold, Robertson and Gomez into first team football, and changed our brand of football to one that's a joy to watch. Are you even an LFC fan...I question.

      Tired of the old "if he doesn't want to play for us, he can f*** off the disloyal so and so" argument. The lad's been giving it 100% year in year out for us, so the least we can do is thank him, not vilify him for having ambition.

      What we can do is get behind the team and Klopp so we can be a regular CL team and keep building to be back on top so we become a destination, not a part of the journey for players. Couts has certainly played his part so far.
      AussieRed
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 15,293 posts | 2871 
      • You'll Never Walk Alone
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3178: Dec 30, 2017 05:02:56 pm
      I hope that's not the last time we see Phillipe in a Liverpool shirt. Certainly didn't feel that way when he came off or when he celebrated Salah's second.
      bmck
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 5,813 posts | 785 
      • YNWA
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3179: Dec 31, 2017 12:02:07 pm
      As much as I love watching Cou play, and as excellent as he is going forward, have been pretty disappointed with how he's gone missing in the latter stages of the Arse and Leicester games.
      Tbh, when Salah went off yest, thought it should've been Cou that went for Gini, we were under the cosh a bit, and guys were waltzing past Phil.

      Not sure where things are at with the Barca transfer, but when you look at the great players, you expect them to show and have most impact on the game when the chips are down. As brilliant as Phil is technically, that's something I think he still has yet to show - that in a side on the back foot with the game slipping away, he can be the one to swing it back.
      Obviously am judging here by the highest standards, and by the huge price tag being bandied around for him. I reckon I have Phil as MOTM more than anyone else in a Red shirt.
      In saying all that, how mouth watering would a front line of Messi/Suarez/Coutinho be.
      Court LFC
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 8,480 posts | 176 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3180: Dec 31, 2017 01:42:19 pm
      I'm genuinely worried. If this is a mistake or Barca playing more games, they should be reported.

      I have a bad feeling about this. There is a disturbance at the club, and it has shown the few days prior to this.
      Kopite78
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 2,787 posts | 1791 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3181: Dec 31, 2017 01:51:17 pm


      . There is a disturbance at the club, and it has shown the few days prior to this.

      What's that now Yoda?
      clint_call01
      • King Live Match Starter
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 8,720 posts | 1887 
      • Ynwa... lfc till I die !
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3182: Dec 31, 2017 02:24:33 pm

      Nike's online store has an offer to have Coutinho's name on their shirt free of charge for the first week of January.
      Court LFC
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 8,480 posts | 176 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3183: Dec 31, 2017 02:26:03 pm

      I felt a great disturbance during Klopp's interview yesterday (or the day before) regarding Coutinho. He was very coy.
      clint_call01
      • King Live Match Starter
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 8,720 posts | 1887 
      • Ynwa... lfc till I die !
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3184: Dec 31, 2017 02:27:37 pm
      I felt a great disturbance during Klopp's interview yesterday (or the day before) regarding Coutinho. He was very coy.

      To be honest, he should be. Nothing is guaranteed.
      ConzS
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 2,380 posts | 401 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3185: Dec 31, 2017 02:29:26 pm
      I’m feeling a great disturbance after that breakfast I ate this morning.
      Billo
      • Forum Legend - Dalglish
      • *****

      • 7,057 posts | 317 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3186: Dec 31, 2017 03:58:17 pm
      If we come out guns blazing and sue Nike or report barca then there has been no deal.
      if we just come out and say, cou is our player and don't take any action then a deal has been done.
      anyway can't see cou leave in Jan, if that is the case then that's pretty fu**ed up by barca to try to mess our season.
      Would love us to talk to real and psg. Say what barca have offered and try to offload cou to them rather then barca.
      No we are not winning the league, nor do I think we gonna win the CL but we are still trying to achieve what we can.

      Barca doing this middle of the season is pretty fu**ed up.
      it isn't about cou, it's about the disrespect.
      alsmal
      • Forum Legend - Benitez
      • *****

      • 1,416 posts | 28 
      • Right or wrong, its MY opinion.
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3187: Dec 31, 2017 11:25:30 pm
      What is the point of buying VvD when the club is contemplating selling Coutinho?
      I don’t understand what we would actually gain (other than money) because it doesn’t make the team any stronger it causes more problems that need solving. Like buying a new creative midfielder when we already have a world class one.
      Ribapuru
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,790 posts | 1352 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3188: Dec 31, 2017 11:44:36 pm
      I read that because of the Nike thing, Liverpool will only sell for an astronomical amount. It's likely to be above 160m. It's not gone unnoticed.
      Jimsouse67
      • Forum Legend - Fagan
      • *****

      • 4,155 posts | 446 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3189: Jan 01, 2018 05:23:16 pm
      Nike's online store has an offer to have Coutinho's name on their shirt free of charge for the first week of January.
      Wouldn't like to be in there shoes.
      7-King Kenny-7
      • Lives on Sesame Street
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 38,930 posts | 3324 
      • You'll Never Walk Alone!
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3190: Jan 01, 2018 05:34:57 pm
      I read that because of the Nike thing, Liverpool will only sell for an astronomical amount. It's likely to be above 160m. It's not gone unnoticed.

      Where did you see that?
      Ribapuru
      • Forum Legend - Paisley
      • *****

      • 10,790 posts | 1352 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3191: Jan 01, 2018 05:39:01 pm
      Telegraph. Only downside is they didn't provide a quote. They didn't say a figure, that was an estimate from me.

      www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/12/31/has-philippe-coutinho-signed-barcelona-nike-make-bizarre-kit
      RedPuppy
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 17,283 posts | 1863 
      • Parum Rutilus Canis: Illegitimi non carborundum
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3192: Jan 01, 2018 05:39:55 pm

      From this tweet, I went to ESPN Brasil, and then to the Torygraph.

      https://twitter.com/empireofthekop/status/947818085767106560
      7-King Kenny-7
      • Lives on Sesame Street
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 38,930 posts | 3324 
      • You'll Never Walk Alone!
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3193: Jan 01, 2018 05:41:53 pm
      Telegraph. Only downside is they didn't provide a quote. They didn't say a figure, that was an estimate from me.

      www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/12/31/has-philippe-coutinho-signed-barcelona-nike-make-bizarre-kit


      Ta.
      Pippen
      • Forum Emlyn Hughes
      • ****

      • 692 posts | 46 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3194: Jan 02, 2018 09:18:13 am
      We don't know what's going on behind the curtain. Could be the typical Trallallallalla of negotiations. Every side tries to get and use any piece of information to get some leverage over the other side. But for me it looks more like a done deal for around 130-150 Mio. €, effective in the summer of 2018. And those fellas from Nike just pre-jumped it.
      6stringer
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 1,872 posts | 412 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3195: Jan 02, 2018 11:39:48 am
      A very reliable source of mine on the streets of Liverpool tells me the little fella had his leaving doo last night in The Titanic down in the city centre  :f_wah:
      I really hope my source is wrong..
      ConzS
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 2,380 posts | 401 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3196: Jan 02, 2018 11:49:31 am
      A very reliable source of mine on the streets of Liverpool tells me the little fella had his leaving doo last night in The Titanic down in the city centre  :f_wah:
      I really hope my source is wrong..
      That’s ironic considering he is about to join a sinking ship.
      Scotia
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 8,250 posts | 2355 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3197: Jan 02, 2018 11:55:41 am
      That’s ironic considering he is about to join a sinking ship.

      Easy gag but that narrative is a bit tired re Barca mate.

      They’re flying in La Liga.
      6stringer
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 1,872 posts | 412 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3198: Jan 02, 2018 11:59:52 am
      That’s ironic considering he is about to join a sinking ship.

      Ha...Thought that myself ConzS when I was typing.
      Pretty luxurious gaff though http://www.titanichotelliverpool.com/
      Ah well, I suppose we all knew it was coming... bit like the Iceberg  :f_whistle:
      ConzS
      • LFC Reds Subscriber
      • *****
      • 2,380 posts | 401 
      Re: Philippe Coutinho Player Thread
      Reply #3199: Jan 02, 2018 12:04:45 pm
      Easy gag but that narrative is a bit tired re Barca mate.

      They’re flying in La Liga.
      Ha...Thought that myself ConzS when I was typing.
      Couldn’t resist.

      Quick Reply