Liverpool told they must be "laughing all the way to the bank" over Philippe Coutinho deal
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Simon Jordan has suggested that Liverpool must be laughing all the way to the bank after selling Philippe Coutinho.
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.
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.
What did he say?
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."
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.