Liverpool Fans Are Convinced 'Agent Bobby' Is Working To Bring Coutinho Back To Anfield
Liverpool fans are convinced Roberto Firmino is working to persuade Philippe Coutinho to return to Anfield this summer.
The former Liverpool teammates have been partying in style following Brazil's Copa America triumph on home soil.
Firmino and his family staged a carnival-themed party with Coutinho joining in on the fun and their exchange got Liverpool fans excited amid intense transfer speculation.
Is 'Agent Bobby' in full flow? Well, some fans think he's in action as Liverpool Twitter went into meltdown. Here's some reaction from social media:
Who needs Michael Edwards? Agent bobby putting in that work again in this summer! :joy:- ⁶ (@bubbIxs) July 16, 2019
Looks like Roberto and Larissa are having a family gathering and Phil and Aine were both welcomed with warm embraces :joy: pic.twitter.com/HeiaeUba6E
Firmino teasing everyone with Coutinho ffs :joy: pic.twitter.com/G8vfgynp6S- Samuel (@SamueILFC) July 16, 2019
If you think Firmino posting Coutinho and Coutinho doing the "Call me" gesture at the end will make me think even more he's coming to Liverpool and I'm clutching at straws then you're absolutely spot on. :joy: pic.twitter.com/WuuVvgNCx0- Señor (@EnRouteAnfield) July 16, 2019
Testing his back, agent Firmino at it again.- :red_circle: (@ChrisvLFC) July 16, 2019
Coutinho's agent Kia Joorabchian revealed that the player would find it difficult to go to one of Liverpool's Premier League rivals.
"I think Liverpool lies very, very deeply in his heart, he was a big fan of them throughout the campaign [last season]," he said.
"He was wishing for them to win the title and he has a very strong affinity there so I think it will be very difficult for him to go to a direct competitor of Liverpool from a personal standpoint."
The 27-year-old attack-minded midfielder has struggled at Barcelona following his big-money switch in January 2017.
His days in Spain appear to be numbered with the Reds keen on resigning him ahead of the 2019/20 season.
And reports in Italy suggest Coutinho has given his approval to a stunning offer from Liverpool to take him back on a two-year loan with the option to buy for £88 million.
Will Coutinho return to England? Watch this space.