If I was Philippe Coutinho, every morning I would wake up and think to myself, ‘Why, why, did I sign fro Barcelona?
I can remember the time when I’d wake up when I was at Barcelona and had left Arsenal, and I was thinking the same way; ‘Why did I leave? Why did I leave? Why did I leave?
Coutinho must ask himself the same question for a while now. He left for Bayern Munich, he does sometimes play well but he’s not really a first-team player.
I’m pretty sure returning to England would work out for him. He fits perfectly with the Premier League. He’s got the vision, the technique, the speed, he can strike, he has the creativity.
We all know what he is capable of.
I was a big fan of his when he was at Liverpool. I would be very, very happy to see him back in the Premier League.
He won’t go back to Liverpool though. When I was at Barcelona, they wanted me back at Arsenal, and it was tempting – I was close to returning to Arsenal.
But at the end of the day, I was thinking ‘Emmanuel, you need to be honest with yourself. If you left a year ago it was for a reason.’
If Coutinho is honest with himself, since he left Liverpool they have won the Champions League and they’re on the way to winning the Premier League. Liverpool haven’t needed him, so why would he go back to Liverpool?