Coutinho joins Bayern
Philippe Coutinho joined Liverpool in January of 2013 from Inter Milan.
Coutinho would go on to play 201 games for Liverpool across all competitions, scoring 54 and assisting 45.
After five years at Anfield, the Brazilian then made the switch to FC Barcelona in January of 2018.
However, Coutinho didn’t have the best time at Barcelona.
The 2018/19 campaign saw the midfielder score just five and assist two in 34 La Liga outings.
After an average season in Spain, Coutinho has now joined German giants FC Bayern Munich.
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Klopp’s message to Coutinho
Bayern have secured Coutinho’s services on a season-long loan, and they are said to have the option to make the transfer permanent.
The 27-year-old has, so far, made two appearances for Bayern, vs Schalke and FSV Mainz.
Now, Coutinho has spoken about what former boss Jurgen Klopp said to him after he moved to Bayern:
“He sent me a message and wished me good luck.
“He told me that Bayern is a big club and the Bundesliga is a great competition. He said he is very happy to see me there.” As quoted by Goal.
Coutinho then went on to praise Liverpool’s Klopp:
“He is simply an amazing coach, one of the best in the world.
“He is a true leader. I learned so much from him, especially on a psychological level.
“He always finds the right words, both before the game and during the game, and he always manages to get you back on track with the next opponent.
“He changed Liverpool and made them really strong again. It was a big honour to work with him.” As quoted by Goal.