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Liverpool fans react as Philippe Coutinho aims dig at Reds with Bayern comparison

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Liverpool fans react as Philippe Coutinho aims dig at Reds with Bayern comparison

Philippe Coutinho has been quoted as saying that there is more of a family environment at Bayern Munich after joining the German champions on loan, more so than Liverpool – and Reds fans have reacted on Twitter.

Coutinho, 27, has joined Bayern on loan from Barcelona after being strongly linked with a return to the Premier League. Liverpool were touted with a return for the Brazil international, while Tottenham were also reportedly keen on Coutinho.

However, he chose to play in a fourth European league – adding the Bundesliga to Serie A with Inter Milan, Liverpool in the Premier League and Barcelona in la Liga. He has so far managed three appearances for Niko Kovac’s side.

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Asked whether there is a family feel at Bayern, Coutinho told Sky Germany that: “Definitely. That’s exactly what I thought. Everything here is very familiar. I know that from Liverpool a bit, but here it is even more familiar.”

Coutinho spent four and a half years at Anfield after joining the club from Inter Milan in the summer of 2013. He clocked up 201 appearances, scoring 45 goals and laying on 54 assists before a big-money move to Barcelona.

But a difficult spell of form at Barca saw him become more flexible – especially after Barca completed the signing of Antoine Griezmann. Now, Coutinho will be hoping to add a Bundesliga title to his name.

But Liverpool fans are not impressed with Coutinho’s comments, given that the Brazilian had spent almost five years at Anfield and less than a month at Bayern. Unsurprisingly, Liverpool fans criticised their former player on Twitter.


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