Connect with us

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

(Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool

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.

(Photo by Joan Valls/Urbanandsport /NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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.

 

Have something to tell us about this article?

More in Liverpool

Popular

To Top