Gerrard Sure Barcelona Press Coutinho To Immediately Leave Liverpool
Steven Gerrard believes Barcelona put pressure on Philippe Coutinho to force him out of Liverpool in the transfer market this summer Agen Judi Bola.
Barcelona have targeted Coutinho to strengthen their squad following Neymar’s move for 222 million euros to Paris Saint-Germain. But Liverpool owner Fenway Sports Group (FSG) issued a statement on Friday (11/08/2017), that the 25-year-old will not be sold.
The Brazilian responded by issuing a transfer request but manager Jurgen Klopp said that with a lengthy transfer period, the transfer of the player was impossible to grant.
Club legend Gerrard, who now works as an academy coach at Anfield, also spoke about the issue by saying: “The problem here is Barcelona, because they will tell Coutinho’s agent: ‘Now or never. If he’s not transferred now, then we’ll never come back for him. ‘So they pile up pressure and that’s why Philippe reacts. ”
“Players coming from South America always dream of playing for Barcelona, and he’s frantically thinking that if he does not move now, that opportunity will never exist again,” added Gerrard.
Unlike the Suarez transfer case
When asked if he has sympathy for Coutinho, Gerrard said, “Little, of course, I know the boy, I know he is a good man, I know he does not want to cause a riot. And he has just signed a five-year contract, the club has been a good fit for him and there he can grow to what he is. ”
“You remember he had trouble at Inter Milan. We gave him a chance, we built him as a player, at least all he could do was give the club a contribution for another year, “he continued.
Luis Suarez, who joined Barcelona in 2014, remains in Liverpool for another year despite Arsenal trying to redeem his purchase clause in 2013. Asked how he convinced Suarez to stay in Liverpool for another year, Gerrard said: different. Obviously Arsenal are interested. ”
“But I’m not sure Barcelona is interested in Suarez at that time. There is a bit of speculation in the newspapers, and that’s just a rumor. The only club that really interested in is Arsenal, and they offer 40 million pounds less, “he concluded. (Source: ESPN)