A comical image of Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho is doing the rounds on Twitter following their 1-0 Capital One Cup win over Stoke City this past Tuesday night, with the Brazilian’s shorts getting a little tighter than he’d have liked.
The Reds’ talismanic midfielder has recently been linked with a move to La Liga giants Barcelona (via the Mirror), and based on the image below it would be a move he’d find extremely hard to turn down.
Naturally, as soon as the picture emerged the twitterverse took it and ran with it, tearing into the diminutive midfielder repeatedly. In all fairness, a move to Barcelona may be enough to turn any player on, although most of them probably wouldn’t be as open about it as the internet seems to think Coutinho was.
Coutinho thinking about that summer move to Barcelona… pic.twitter.com/Bv4EpgrPCM
— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) January 5, 2016
Although the move seemed unlikely anyway, Coutinho may have scuppered any chance he may have had of a January transfer to Barcelona anyway. The 23-year-old was taken off early on with a hamstring injury (via The Telegraph), and the expression on his face suggested he was well aware he’d be missing a number of games.
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The important thing as far as Liverpool are concerned is getting the win over Stoke though, taking a 1-0 lead into the second leg at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s side will be confident of getting the win on home soil, or at the very least of managing a draw. The Potters will be forced to be a little more adventurous and push for the goal, which could play into the hands of Liverpool. But will they be without their star man? Either through injury or a transfer away?