Indicative of the standing of Liverpool in the current climate of world football, Philippe Coutinho’s stunning goal against Arsenal has been met with a mixed response from the Reds faithful.
With the Brazilian hitting perhaps one of the greatest free-kicks over the past few years, those on Merseyside should be enjoying his majesty.
However, the reaction on Twitter has been rather muted.
Save Coutinho! Barca is coming.
— Sahil khaira (@sahil9khaira) August 14, 2016
Rather than wax poetic about their brilliant Brazilian, there have been fears that his good form could earn him a move elsewhere.
Tears when Coutinho bails to barca it's inevitable
— taylor (@TaylorAndo) August 14, 2016
After notching a stunning second at the Emirates, fears have been raised that one of the Spanish giants, namely Barcelona, could make a move for the former Inter Milan playmaker.
Coutinho to barca some time within the next year
— Charlie Hardcastle (@char_hardcastle) August 14, 2016
Having seen Kop hero Luis Suarez tempted to move to the Blaugrana, perhaps the reaction is well founded.
I'm going to be so upset when Coutinho leaves us for Barca next year #LFC
— Karl Lilburn (@Karl_Lilburn) August 14, 2016
Coutinho is a bad bwoy tbh can't wait till he goes Barca or Psg
— John from Tennessee (@CaptainPree) August 14, 2016
The pulling power of the La Liga giants would be hard for many South American player to reject.
Coutinho trying to play his way into Barca's first team before this window ends.
— RagnarCrushYouHuman (@MichiganLfc) August 14, 2016
Coutinho is finally going to kill it this year. 2017 summer move to Barca pending.
— Ryan (@RySamps) August 14, 2016
Here’s how Twitter saw the Selecao star’s Emirates excellence.