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Liverpool fans baffled by Phil Neville’s suggested Coutinho replacement

Date Posted,August 10, 2017

Phil Neville’s heart was in the right place when he suggested Liverpool make some big money on Philippe Coutinho and simply replace him.

But nevertheless, his comments went down like a lead balloon among Reds fans.

Speaking on Sky Sports show The Debate about the recent transfer speculation surrounding the Brazilian, who was this week the subject of a £90million bid from Barcelona, Neville said: “I think he is good enough for Barcelona.

Philippe Coutinho has been linked with a move to Barcelona (Image: Getty Images Europe)

“I think he has got the characteristics, the skill, the technique, to fit in their with a ‘ticky-tacky’ style. But I think for a Jurgen Klopp type side, and I saw it last season, did they miss him that much when he was out? I know he scored 14 goals.”

Neville went on to suggest the club could benefit by making as much as £100million for the player, and reinvesting the money.

Diego Costa is looking for a Chelsea escape route (Image: REUTERS)

He then claimed Chelsea’s wantaway striker Diego Costa – who wouldn’t be a like-for-like swap with the now deep lying playmaker – would be an adequate replacement. And well, it seems Liverpool fans disagree.

Many took to Twitter to voice their opinion after watching the show, and it seems they are all unanimously against the idea of a swap.

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