Coutinho’s struggles post-Liverpool
When Philippe Coutinho left Liverpool for FC Barcelona in January of 2018, he was arguably one of the top midfielders in the Premier League.
However, since his big-money move to Spain, Coutinho has struggled for form somewhat.
The Brazilian’s first full season with the club saw him score just five and assist two in 34 La Liga outings.
And the 27-year-old has now been loaned out to German giants FC Bayern Munich.
Coutinho has had a slightly more promising start to life in Germany, netting nine and assisting eight in 32 outings across all competitions.
Bayern chief Karl-Heinze Rummenigge also spoke about the loanee earlier this season.
But when talking about a permanent move for the Brazil international, Rummenigge stated that he feels Coutinho is ‘a little inhibited’ in some games:
“Why is it [the transfer] not decisive? This is a difficult question. I think he played well in some games while in others he gave the impression of being a little inhibited.
“I don’t know why. The fact is that we all believe he is an exceptional footballer, we see him in training and sometimes during competitions.” As quoted by the Mirror.
Coutinho eyeing England return
And now, with the summer window edging closer, it looks as though Coutinho is eyeing a return to England.
According to the Mirror, Coutinho’s ‘desperation’ to return to England has sparked interest from four Premier League sides.
Those outfits are understood to be Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal, with the report from the Mirror claiming that all four clubs have enquired about Coutinho’s availability at the end of the campaign.
Coutinho is also said to have admitted to his friends that he should never have left the Premier League, as per the Mirror.