Really disappointed with The Coutinho situation on a couple of fronts. Firstly, selling in January at a time when we are in the knockout stages of the CL, in a battle to secure a top 4 finish in the league. For me there is no possible way we can find anyone of Phil’s quality in January. Maybe in the summer, but not now. So that is why I’m amazed and pretty annoyed we have sold right now, because I can’t see Barca not going for him in July and I doubt we would lose out on the fee. Also, after buying VVD, the conspiracy theorists will say that we only bought him because we knew that Phil was going and that his sale would more than subsidise the transfer.
Having said that, report suggesting that Maharez from Leicester is on his way, certain outlets saying he’s due in Liverpool for a Medical in the next day or so. I’d welcome him in and think he will be a good player for us.