Barcelona are facing a summer transfer window where they see one of their best players leave – making a huge statement about the club, and the fact anyone can be for sale if they want to leave.
Now, in order to save some face and bring in a top player, they’ve made a massive bid for Philippe Coutinho, but Liverpool are having none of it, and given their transfer window isn’t exactly going swimmingly, it’s no wonder.
Coutinho isn’t going anywhere this summer according to Jurgen Klopp and his club, and the fans have pretty much agreed it’s a joke that in the most inflated transfer window of all time, where Kyle Walker is going for over £50 million, Barcelona have the cheek to bid around £72 million for Coutinho, one of the best players in the Premier League.
Liverpool fans and the rest of football viewers took to Twitter to joke about that, and of course fax machines and paper shredders made an appearance – in fact, it was a lesson in why GIFs and videos are so funny.
The best of Twitter
Liverpool taking care of any bids from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho pic.twitter.com/y2eWXXhRVI
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) July 21, 2017
Didn’t know Man City signed Coutinho for £42.5m pic.twitter.com/q29pbCbuev
— Soham (@soham_mufc) July 20, 2017
Imagine if we sell Coutinho & failed to get VVD and Keita Hahahaha “best window ever” turning to absolute dust
— (@Shannxo) July 20, 2017
Barcelona are struggling to sign Paulinho from China but the Daily Mail think they’ve bid for Coutinho
— John O’Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) July 20, 2017
— David Lovett (@dlovett32) July 20, 2017
If Barcelona are bidding £72m for Coutinho then Ander Herrera must be worth about £12m.
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) July 21, 2017
— Gra (@seddo1984) July 21, 2017
10pm: “Keita should refuse to play, transfer request imo”
11pm: “Barca can fuck off poaching Coutinho. Reject all bids!”
— Robbo (@RobV96) July 20, 2017
– Coutinho to Barca
– VVD to sign for a rival
– Keita in energy drink prison pic.twitter.com/qQJuzsUQE8
— Taffin (@CalvLyfeson) July 20, 2017
Barcelona have indicated they will pay 72m for Coutinho this summer pic.twitter.com/c2D9y537p3
— ‘ (@GerrardsPrime) July 20, 2017
Barcelona want Coutinho for £72m and Lukaku was £75m… pic.twitter.com/kKUGEuEFm2
— AnfieldNation (@AnfieldNation) July 20, 2017
£72million for Coutinho in a window where Kyle Walker is worth £50m is embarrassing. The Brazilian isn’t going anywhere this summer.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) July 20, 2017
LFC FANS: “If FSG sell Coutinho, they’re making a terrible statement about the club”
SAME FANS: “FSG are a shambles for not getting Keita!”
— LFC Podcasting Couch (@PodcastingCouch) July 20, 2017
Liverpool when Barcelona come knocking for Coutinho pic.twitter.com/vdnTFtrGra
— Aadam (@aadambirmingham) July 20, 2017
We have a bid turned down of 70m for Keita who has played one season. Barca think they can get Coutinho for the same 150m starting price
— Matt (@mattlfc6) July 20, 2017