Gerrard: Liverpool Will Miss Coutinho

Gerrard: Liverpool Will Miss Coutinho

Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard believes the club will miss Philippe Coutinho, after completing his dream move to Barca.

The Reds held out in the summer against Barcelona, but had to give in, making him Barcelona’s most expensive player.

Coutinho is believed to have paid £10 million of his own money to force the £142 million British record move.

And Gerrard who only played with him towards the end of his career at Liverpool, knows he is a big loss to the club.

“I’m still digesting it as a Liverpool fan,” Gerrard, now an academy coach at the club, told BT Sport.

“I’m not surprised by it. I know Liverpool have done everything they can to keep him and they fought very hard to keep him until the summer.

“But when a kid’s got a dream, a South American, that he wants to play for Barcelona and he thinks this is the only opportunity he’s going to get, then it’s very difficult to stop it.

“There’s no doubt about it, Liverpool will miss him. He’s a wonderful footballer, a great person and to be fair to him he hasn’t downed tools at all. I respect his decision and wish him all the best.”