And while Liverpool FC went to the top of the local and European pyramid, in the past six years, Coutinho suffered a “lost” in the world of football, starting with a “failed” trip with Barcelona, and a “marginal” experience with Bayern Munich, and he now ended up with the owner of the club. 12th place in the English Premier League, Aston Villa.
Coutinho’s emotional meeting with Klopp came before the start of the Liverpool and Aston Flaa match in the English Premier League, on Tuesday evening, in a match in which the Reds fans recalled the memories of their first star one day.
When he was in Liverpool for six years between 2011 and 2017, Coutinho became one of the best players in the league, and won the player of the season award in Liverpool for two consecutive years, and was chosen in the squad of the season in the Premier League once.
But he decided to leave and follow his dream of playing with Barcelona, and left the Liverpool project under the leadership of Klopp, a decision that kept him out of the limelight, and deprived him of being one of the best players in the world, given Klopp’s superior ability to develop players.
A lesson for Salah
Today, the Egyptian star, Mohamed Salah, is engaged in thorny negotiations with Liverpool to renew his contract with the team, and he will have to make a decision to stay or leave, as he will receive the financial return that he aspires to.
Salah turned into one of the best players in the world, under the leadership of Klopp, and succeeded in achieving all possible titles with the team, and he is competing this season for the Champions League, English Premier League, Federation Cup, Golden Boot and Golden Ball award, after winning the best player award in the league.
Perhaps Coutinho’s “sin” to leave, and leave the homogeneous system in Liverpool, gives the Egyptian star a strong warning, in the event of “after Klopp” life.
Coutinho, who was an unparalleled talent, could have become the best player in the league if he had continued with Klopp, but he preferred the money and lights in Spain, and ended up in Aston Villa.
Klopp is considered one of the best coaches in the world, with the advantage of developing players, as he succeeded in transforming Roberto Firmino from a good striker in the German Hoffenheim, to a major scorer in the Brazilian national team, and Sadio Mane, who came from Southampton and turned into one of the best players in the world, as well as many, including the defender. Andy Robertson, who came from the first division, and Portugal’s Diogo Jota, who was a reserve player at Wanderershampton.
Salah should think a lot, before leaving, as his end may resemble the end of Coutinho, whose charming touches at Anfield are still remembered by the fans, but he now lives only on these memories, because he simply did not find himself outside the Liverpool system.