Philippe Coutinho has stated that he does not regret leaving Liverpool in January 2018 for Barcelona.
The Brazil international made it obvious that he wants to leave Anfield for La Liga. As a result, Liverpool agreed to sell Coutinho to Barcelona for €135 million.
However, the 29-year-decision old’s has backfired. Coutinho has only made 106 appearances with Barcelona’s first squad, scoring 25 goals and adding 14 assists.
At Liverpool, the midfielder was a huge success. Coutinho scored 54 goals and provided 45 assists in 201 games for the club’s senior team.
Despite this, he has no regrets about leaving Anfield for the Nou Camp.
The sale of Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele, and Antoine Griezmann are three important events that contributed to Barcelona’s massive financial problems.
These players were brought in for large sums of money, and a lot was expected of them. However, none of these players lived up to their hype, and their time with the Catalans was a complete disaster.
Griezmann has stated that he wants to continue at Atletico Madrid, whereas Dembele is displeased with the new deal offered to him by Barcelona. Coutinho, who is currently with Aston Villa, has stated that he has no regrets about his time with the club.
The Brazillian maestro discussed how he is enjoying life in England again in an interview with sports media outlet ESPN. He mentioned Steven Gerrard and appeared to be overjoyed to meet him again.
He used to play for Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard in the Merseyside team, and now he is Gerrard’s manager.
Philippe Coutinho has no qualms about joining Barcelona.
When asked if he regretted his time at Barca, he answered, “I don’t regret anything.”
“At certain times we have to make decisions, and one of my big dreams was to play for Barcelona. At that moment I decided to make that decision, but always with great affection, respect and gratitude for Liverpool and for the friendships over the years I’ve been in the club. At that moment I had a decision to make and I don’t regret it.”Source ESPN
Coutinho was never truly a member of the Barcelona team, as his many injuries and loan spells prevented him from establishing a strong bond with the squad.
Even when he was fit and playing, he rarely revealed his true colors, and he was at his best at Bayern Munich, where he won the renowned UEFA Champions League. He’s doing well at his new club, and if Villa gets him permanently, it’ll be a nice bargain for Barcelona.
Coutinho’s contract at Villa Park runs until the end of the season and includes a buyout option worth roughly €40 million.
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