Philippe Coutinho has been named on the bench for Liverpool’s clash against Sevilla, and many people had opposing reactions to the news.
Of course, some Liverpool fans were thrilled to see their star man back in the squad – and couldn’t wait to see what he can add to the team – but others weren’t happy at all after the player handed in a transfer request and tried to force a late move to Barcelona through during the transfer window.
Coutinho is a key man for Liverpool, and if he is both physically and mentally ready for the game and to come back into the side, Klopp is well within his rights to play him, but the media and fans will be watching the star closely to see if his body language betrays anything to show he’s less than thrilled to still be at Liverpool this season.
The best of Twitter
Philippe Coutinho is back on the bench for Liverpool tonight, as he is nearing full recovery from his desire to leave the club.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 13, 2017
Philippe Coutinho trying to think of a new excuse to get him out of the Sevilla game tonight. pic.twitter.com/YYzVHCvMyb
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) September 13, 2017
Reporter: "Is Coutinho ready tonight? He's on the bench."
Klopp: "Yes, that's why he's on the bench." pic.twitter.com/Omo0aYjY7V
— Coral (@Coral) September 13, 2017
Coutinho is backkkk
— Ganedra (@Ganedrarama) September 13, 2017
Coutinho suited up and on the roster for #UCL. I waited long enough, Barca fans…….
— Rubén G. (@RubenNotRandy) September 13, 2017
So why @Phil_Coutinho is not playing tonight? he play for Brazil some days ago? Me no entender.
— Exau (@SuperMachariel) September 13, 2017
Coutinho starting on the bench…love it.
— Vince Tushner (@SportsVince21) September 13, 2017
Coutinho on the bench Cnut
— Andrew (@drewlfc5times) September 13, 2017
This is your home Coutinho. YNWA
— james troisi (@souhaire) September 13, 2017
Why is coutinho on the bench for Liverpool? Have Barca loaned him back?
— Chris McGowan (@19ChrisMcGowan) September 13, 2017