Come-and-get-me: Coutinho’s reputation at Anfield will be ruined if he joins United

Philippe Coutinho has sensationally issued a ‘come-and-get-me’ plea to Manchester United as he looks to escape his nightmarish stint with Barcelona, as reported by The Mirror.

What’s the word, then?

Well, the Brazilian international left Anfield in January 2018 after a protracted transfer saga between Liverpool and Barcelona finally came to an end. Coutinho ended up costing the Catalan club a whopping £146m, but has largely disappointed during his time in La Liga having failed to discover a consistent run of form.

The 26-year-old has scored just 18 goals and assisted a further 11 in 61 appearances for Barcelona, and has been booed by the club’s fanbase following a string of underwhelming performances.

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He does, however, remain a world-class talent who reportedly misses the Premier League, which has resulted in the playmaker discussing a move to Manchester United with some of the Red Devils’ current players.

Tarnishing his legacy at Liverpool even more

The Reds’ fanbase are divided over the former Inter Milan star after the manner in which he left the club. Some would still take him back with open arms and miss what he bought to the side, whilst some feel that the way in which he left the club was disrespectful and unprofessional.

However, one thing that would be set in stone is that, if Coutinho were to sign for United, who are one of Liverpool’s biggest rivals, then his reputation at Anfield would be tarnished forever – he would surely become public enemy No.1 on Merseyside if he were to rock up at Old Trafford.

The Liverpool fanbase are very passionate, and have long memories when it comes to stuff like this. Should he return to England to sign for a major rival, having acted so poorly in wanting to leave Liverpool, then Coutinho should expect boos everytime he faces the Reds for the rest of his career.