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Liverpool told they must be "laughing all the way to the bank" over Philippe Coutinho deal

Joe Adams

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Liverpool told they must be "laughing all the way to the bank" over Philippe Coutinho deal

Simon Jordan has suggested that Liverpool must be laughing all the way to the bank after selling Philippe Coutinho.

Coutinho arrived at Anfield from Inter Milan in 2013, in a deal worth around €13 million (£11m).

The Brazilian enjoyed an excellent five seasons at the club before packing his bags for Barcelona, who splashed an eye-watering £132 million on the midfielder.

However, Coutinho failed to live up to expectation, and soon found himself shipped out on loan to Bayern Munich, before eventually settling down at Aston Villa.

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Indeed, the 30-year-old has been unable to nail down in the East Midlands, having fallen out of favour under new boss Unai Emery.

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Meanwhile, Jordan reckons Liverpool are still reaping the rewards of the Barcelona deal, having made well over £100 million profit from the player.

What did he say?

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Discussing Coutinho's fall from grace, Jordan poured scorn on the player's recent performances in a Villa shirt.

“Part of the responsibility of a manager is to recognise when a player isn’t doing their job," he told talkSPORT.

"Liverpool must be laughing all the way to the bank ever single day that Coutinho has departed because he's done very little for anybody else.

"He's been a disappointment and a waste of his own time alongside Aston Villa's."

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Liverpool were able to use the money they gained from Barcelona to sign the likes of Alisson and Virgil van Dijk, who have become mainstays within Jurgen Klopp's lineup.

However, the Reds boss is now in dire need of midfield rejuvenation following a torrid campaign in Merseyside, and is plotting a major squad overhaul this summer.

Featured Image Credit: talkSPORT/Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Simon Jordan, Philippe Coutinho, Aston Villa, Barcelona, Football

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