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      Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)

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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3750: Aug 27, 2019 07:54:04 pm
      Xabi's transfer fee also cleared certain debts!!

      Cleared ? Sticky plaster over it
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3751: Aug 27, 2019 09:34:40 pm
      Now though it's starting to look like Klopp has achieved his aim to make players view LFC as their end destination and not a stepping stone. Of course the club will need to build on that, in all areas.

      Not just by our significant on pitch improvement either. The next time a player starts to get attracted to the idea of bigger and better things, I'm sure they will be quickly reminded about how bad it's gone for Coutinho after Klopp had warned him he wouldn't be anything special if he left us.
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3752: Aug 29, 2019 06:21:18 pm

      Well cleared the debt servicing the loan!!
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3753: Feb 07, 2020 09:53:39 pm
      https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/barcelona-lower-philippe-coutinho-asking-21448803

      The headline is "Barcelona lower asking price as Liverpool are advised to sign Coutinho".

      Just who is "advising" Liverpool to sign Coutinho?
      The Daily Mirror? Barcelona? Macmanaman?

      Not a hope in hell of Jürgen signing Coutinho.
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3754: Feb 07, 2020 11:55:38 pm
      Yeh agree no chance his time has gone.  He must be having nightmares about his decision.  McManaman the expert on Liverpool transfers!
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3755: Feb 08, 2020 11:35:17 am
      I have no problem with taking him back, but it ha to be for the right price and he would have to accept that he might not be an automatic starter.
      My only issue is whether or not he actually fits Klopp's system, but I sure do miss some of his goals, what a lovely top corner curler that lad had.
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3756: Feb 10, 2020 05:28:49 am
      I have no problem with taking him back, but it ha to be for the right price and he would have to accept that he might not be an automatic starter.
      My only issue is whether or not he actually fits Klopp's system, but I sure do miss some of his goals, what a lovely top corner curler that lad had.

      We would all like him back here I think, he was one of the best players in the world when he left. If there's a team for him it's LFC, but the question is whether the board and Klopp will invest so much in him again given the squad we have.
      But if we want to make sure that we progress next season, Coutinho is one of the safest best.
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3757: Feb 10, 2020 11:30:53 am
      We would all like him back here I think, he was one of the best players in the world when he left. If there's a team for him it's LFC, but the question is whether the board and Klopp will invest so much in him again given the squad we have.
      But if we want to make sure that we progress next season, Coutinho is one of the safest best.

      No, don't think we "all" would.

      He can ply his trade anywhere else but here. What he did to force a move...faking an injury, disrupting the team right before crucial games.....nah, we don't need him back here.
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3758: Feb 10, 2020 11:47:30 am
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3759: Feb 10, 2020 04:48:02 pm
      We would all like him back here I think,


      Nope, we did superb business getting the price we got and bringing in two even better players.
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3760: Feb 10, 2020 04:58:14 pm
      We would all like him back here I think

      Nope. We got better with his departure.
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3761: Feb 10, 2020 06:07:23 pm
      OK, it seems you still old a grudge against him. I understand, but I can hardly name better midfielders than Coutinho when he left us, this right foot is magic.
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3762: Feb 10, 2020 06:18:53 pm
      We would all like him back here I think, he was one of the best players in the world when he left. If there's a team for him it's LFC, but the question is whether the board and Klopp will invest so much in him again given the squad we have.
      But if we want to make sure that we progress next season, Coutinho is one of the safest best.

      Nope.
      He thought the grass was greener at Barca, f**k him.


      I really don't understand this thing about "we must buy to progress". It's nonsense, who do we take out of the first team and put in to make it better?
      Who will come in and understand the team dynamic, that improves us.
      We have a group of players, all around their prime, who now understand each others games intimately.
      Why would anyone want to f**k with that?

      Replace any outgoing fringe players, either in the market or through the youth system, or both.
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3763: Feb 10, 2020 06:27:46 pm
      No thanks and I suspect the manager won’t want to touch him
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3764: Feb 10, 2020 06:40:44 pm
      Peter Moore;

      "If you recall, when he left two years ago, then it was a complete change of style of play and we [hardly] lost a game over the balance of the season."

      “No disrespect to Philippe but he had a different style of play"



      Sounds to me as though he no longer fits the style of our team.


      OK, it seems you still old a grudge against him. I understand, but I can hardly name better midfielders than Coutinho when he left us, this right foot is magic.

      Don't hold a grudge at all, couldn't give a toss about him. He thought he could go on to bigger and better things, just because it hasn't worked out doesn't mean we should suddenly want him back.
      We got much better as a result of his departure, why go back to players that were part of us not being this good? Coutinho now is simply a backwards step. No grudge, no bitterness. He couldn't handle the pressure of his move to Barca or Bayern, how's he going to handle even more pressure returning and being expected to perform better than what we currently have and to the level he was before he left.
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3765: Feb 10, 2020 10:02:06 pm
      I always think it's a mistake to bring players back to a club, not in all cases but mostly it doesn't work. Coutinho was made into a brilliant player after he signed for us, we paid 8.5 million and sold him for what? 160 million? We made him into a world beater, he thought the grass was greener on the other side, but like with many, he found it wasn't. He never had a look in when we played them in the semi's last season, went from a big fish to a minnow...nuff said.
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3766: Feb 10, 2020 10:24:43 pm
      Nope.
      He thought the grass was greener at Barca, f**k him.


      I really don't understand this thing about "we must buy to progress". It's nonsense, who do we take out of the first team and put in to make it better?
      Who will come in and understand the team dynamic, that improves us.
      We have a group of players, all around their prime, who now understand each others games intimately.
      Why would anyone want to f**k with that?

      Replace any outgoing fringe players, either in the market or through the youth system, or both.

      That’s a difficult one how to progress from being European champions  world champions , super cup winners , prem league champions , and could add the fa and euro cup again ,
      Think the only way you progress from that is do it again , atm there’s not that many players who could come into this outfit and make it better as you say most are in or reaching their prime , except Trent who has a lot to learn 😉😉
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3767: Feb 10, 2020 10:35:41 pm
      No thanks, could have been a legend but like others thought the grass is greener elsewhere and look how that ended up!
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      Reply #3768: Feb 11, 2020 10:30:11 am
      OK, it seems you still old a grudge against him. I understand, but I can hardly name better midfielders than Coutinho when he left us, this right foot is magic.

      Nothing to do with people having a grudge.
      The team improved because of the money brought in by Coutinho. (Virgil & Alisson)

      This team's identity is "Intensity".
      That's not part of Coutinho's game.
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      Reply #3769: Feb 11, 2020 11:25:29 am
      I'm indifferent towards Coutinho, he was good for us as a player but we don't need him anymore.
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      Reply #3770: Feb 11, 2020 11:54:30 am
      That’s a difficult one how to progress from being European champions  world champions , super cup winners , prem league champions , and could add the fa and euro cup again ,
      Think the only way you progress from that is do it again , atm there’s not that many players who could come into this outfit and make it better as you say most are in or reaching their prime , except Trent who has a lot to learn 😉😉

      The only area where we could be a bit better is midfield, not that we have any serious issues in that department, but I do miss a Stevie G type, a really dynamic box to box midfielder who can take games by the scruff of the neck, a modern example would be De Bruyne.
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3771: Feb 12, 2020 01:09:50 pm
      That’s a difficult one how to progress from being European champions  world champions , super cup winners , prem league champions , and could add the fa and euro cup again ,
      Think the only way you progress from that is do it again , atm there’s not that many players who could come into this outfit and make it better as you say most are in or reaching their prime , except Trent who has a lot to learn 😉😉

      I just think this seemingly English obsession with buying every transfer window is a bit mad.

      No doubt we'll hear it all again in the summer about how we have to buy a "marquee signing" and all the rest of that guff.

      There's nothing wrong with this squad, and the only players I can see coming in are to replace those who leave.
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      Reply #3772: Feb 12, 2020 01:10:47 pm
      Nothing to do with people having a grudge.
      The team improved because of the money brought in by Coutinho. (Virgil & Alisson)

      This team's identity is "Intensity".
      That's not part of Coutinho's game.

      We're a much better balanced team without him imo

      When he played, I always felt we were a bit too open.
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      Reply #3773: Feb 12, 2020 03:35:45 pm
      We're a much better balanced team without him imo

      When he played, I always felt we were a bit too open.

      In terms of pressing & intensity there is nobody in that team that Coutinho replaces.
      As a talent, yes, he's special.
      Is he what Liverpool need? No.
      I'd rather go all in on Sancho.
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      Re: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool > FC Barcelona)
      Reply #3774: Feb 12, 2020 10:02:19 pm
      I bear him no malice, he left because he wanted to play for a team he had dreamed about since he was a boy, he made a huge mistake, that doesn’t mean he, nor we, should go back! I truly hope he finds a team that will offer him the opportunity to prove his worth, that team, sadly is not us.
      I am sure he has regrets, we do not, we most certainly got the best of the deal. I wish him well in the future.

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