Philippe Coutinho gives an honest assessment of his time at Anfield

Philippe Coutinho gives an honest assessment of his time at Anfield

Former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has given an honest assessment of his time at the club.

The Brazil international represented the Reds between 2013-18. Coutinho was an exceptional player for the club.

The 29-year-old scored 54 goals and registered 45 assists in 201 appearances for Liverpool's first-team.

However, Coutinho ended up forcing a move to Barcelona during the 2018 January transfer window. Liverpool reportedly pocketed £146 million from the midfielder's sale.

Coutinho's move to Barcelona did not work out for either party. With that being the case, the La Liga club loaned the Brazilian out to Aston Villa back in January.

Coutinho's six-month loan spell with Villa has started well. He has found the back of the net four times and registered three assists in 10 appearances for the club.

But, going by Coutinho's recent comments, Liverpool is where he has flourished the most.

As quoted by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, he told Sport Witness the following: "I have a beautiful story at Liverpool, I was happy there, now I’m starting to write a story at Aston Villa. I’m happy that once again I’m able to play well in England, as I’ve played in Italy, Spain and Germany.

"It’s hard to say what didn’t work at Barca. Maybe some points from what you mentioned (about injuries). I had good times there, but the sequence and the way of acting were factors that could have been different."

Anfield Watch Verdict

As we have already pointed out, Coutinho was superb for Liverpool.

It was a shame to see him depart Anfield when he did. The reality is, Coutinho could have gone down as a legend of the club.

But, it just wasn't meant to be. We wish Coutinho all the very best for the remainder of his career.

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