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Barcelona Confirm Coutinho Transfer And Slap Massive Release Clause In His Deal

Alejandro Castrejon | Enero 10, 2018, 17:43

Philippe Coutinho completed his record-breaking move to Barcelona on Monday and thanked the club for its patience after the disappointment of the failed negotiations with Liverpool last year.

'Very happy for you, I wish you every success in the world, I'm sure you'll be very happy, ' the Paris Saint-Germain forward wrote on Instagram.

"The offer - which applies to all shirts purchased in official club outlets and via the official LFC website - follows today's announcement that Coutinho will join FC Barcelona and reflects the exceptional circumstances behind the player's departure". But if they drop the ball on this one, failing to wisely and strategically invest the transfer fee - reportedly £105 million down, potentially rising to £142 million - Liverpool risk blowing the golden opportunity that now stands before them and manager Jurgen Klopp.

"Without their willingness to negotiate, it wouldn't have been possible".

I don't know if he needs to do it. He's downbeat, people are questioning why he's still living in the hotel and why not buy a house.

'He [Suarez] has been house hunting for me. "Your kid will be dumped like Coutinho did".

Coutinho has added himself to that stellar list, and Salah could well be the next following his incredible scoring output this season.

However, Klopp is adamant that Liverpool FC's heart and soul is still intact despite the disappointment of losing Coutinho to the La Liga leaders.

Sometimes it takes a better man to acknowledge that.

I expressed admiration for Liverpool's owners at the time and when they eventually sold Suarez a year later, I had no problem with that.

Fleetwood with their young squad held Leicester City but a huge one was Coventry City beating Stoke City, which cost Mark Hughes his job. That didn't happen but it ended talk that Coutinho didn't deliver in the big games. "It's normal. Stop hating", wrote one fan. He must have put a good side out but when the goals were going in, you could the faces of his staff. At the time it looked like that win would propel Liverpool to the Premier League title. All they had to do was to refuse to sell him.