Former Liverpool playmaker Danny Murphy has claimed that Philippe Coutinho “would never be welcomed back” to Anfield after his move to Barcelona.
The Brazil international midfielder has actively pushed for a move to La Liga giants Barcelona in the summer of 2017, before ultimately making the switch to Nou Camp during the January transfer window.
The 26-year-old Brazilian playmaker has found it extremely difficult to perform consistently in La Liga leading the rumours over Coutinho’s possible return to Anfield.
Murphy, however, has claimed that the Merseyside giants fans would be against to see the Brazilian playmaker back at Anfield.
“Coutinho would never be welcomed back at Liverpool. It hasn’t worked out for him at Barcelona, but he made his bed by declaring how much he wanted to leave and now he has to sleep in it,” Murphy told Sportingbet.
“I think even if Liverpool thought it was something they wanted, the fans would make it perfectly clear it wasn’t acceptable and would force them to pull the plug. The fans didn’t necessarily begrudge him his move to Barcelona, but he left himself no way to come back.”
Coutinho has found back of the net eight times in 36 games for La Liga giants Barcelona during the 2018-19 season.
This term Coutinho has found hard to cement his spot in the starting XI for Ernesto Valverde’s side following his poor form and has been behind in the pecking order over Ousamane Dembele and Arthur.