Breaking News

Gerrard reacts to Coutinho’s move to Barcelona

Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard, has said
that he respects Philippe Coutinho’s
decision to leave the club.
Coutinho completed his big money move to
Barcelona on Monday.
Although the transfer fee was not
confirmed publicly, it is believed it would
reach £142million (€160m), with Liverpool
receiving £105m (€120m) up front and the
rest in performance-related add-ons.
“I’m still digesting it as a Liverpool fan,”
Gerrard 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.
“Liverpool will go on. They’ve got big
money for him and I’m sure they’ll replace
him with the right people.”

No comments