Steven Gerrard reacts to Philippe Coutinho’s Liverpool FC exit
Steven Gerrard had a special message for Philippe Coutinho after his Liverpool FC exit was confirmed on Monday
Steven Gerrard has taken to social media to pay tribute to Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian’s transfer to Barcelona from Liverpool FC was confirmed on Monday.
The Brazilian’s big-money move to Camp Nou was officially confirmed on Monday, with Liverpool FC receiving a fee believed to be in the region on £142m.
Coutinho spent five years at Anfield and played alongside Gerrard after the playmaker signed for the Reds from Inter Milan back in January 2013.
And the former Liverpool FC captain has admitted his disappointment at seeing Coutinho leave Anfield, but wished him all the best on his new adventure.
Gerrard shared the picture above on his personal Instagram account and wrote the caption: “It hurts you have left because you are a special player, up there with the best I shared a pitch with.
“I want to wish you @phil.coutinho and your family all the best for the next stage of your career in Barcelona.
“Thank you for the special moments and memories over the last 5 years. YNWA.”
Liverpool FC are now preparing for their first game since Coutinho’s exit when they host Premier League leaders Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds head into that game on the back of their 2-1 victory over Everton in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday night.
Liverpool FC have already been busy in the January transfer window after completing the signing of defender Virgil van Dijk from Southampton last week.
The Reds are fourth in the Premier League as they seek Champions League qualification for the second season running.