He came back! It will not be a review of Timur Vermes’ cult book. It’s about yesterday’s performance of Philippe Coutinho, who appeared for the first time since the transfer scandal.
Let us recall that the Brazilian necessarily wanted to move to Barcelona. When the Liverpool bosses did not agree to the transfer, Cou immediately began to have problems with his back. The pain had to be terrible, because the footballer was not even able to train!
Wonderful recovery occurred, when Philippe appeared on the national team’s grouping. After returning to England, the Brazilian just had to return to his job with the rest of the Anfield team.
Jürgen Klopp did not let him fight in the last match with Manchester City (0:5). However, the German found a place for Cou at yesterday’s Champions League meeting with Sevilla.
Liverpool should win this duel by the difference of several goals. However, that evening the “Klopp’s army” was extremely ineffective. Roberto Firmino did not score 2-1 on penalties. In the second half the Andalusians played ambitiously, and Joaquin Correa brought the game to a draw. Then the German coach of The Reds decided to bring in to the game Cou.
How did the fans react to the change? Total applause! Liverpool fans immediately forgave all of Philippe’s foibles. The Brazilian tried hard to run, but he did not help his team anyway. The match finally ended in a 2-2 draw.