Coutinho faces battle to win over supporters
LIVERPOOL will next week begin the task of reintegrating Philippe Coutinho into their squad as the fallout from Barcelona’s failed bid to sign the midfielder threatens to further destabilise his position at Anfield.
Yesterday, the Brazilian was officially named in Liverpool’s 25-man Premier League squad for the rest of the season and is expected back, probably on Thursday, after Brazil’s World Cup qualifier in Colombia.
In theory, he will be available for Liverpool’s next game at Manchester City next Saturday, but without him Jurgen Klopp’s side have impressed and he is unlikely to go straight into the team.
Coutinho will face a struggle to restore his reputation among supporters, with large numbers taking to social media to express their unhappiness about a player who earlier this year signed a new five-year deal.