Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher still isn't over Philippe Coutinho's midseason move to Barcelona. He thought even though Liverpool lost their best player, Barcelona paid more than they should have for the Brazilian.
"I don't agree with losing him in the middle of the season," Carragher said on Sky Sports, quoted Marca.
Jamie Carragher: "Philippe Coutinho is not worth that [£146m], he's not that good."— FC Barcelona (@BarcaUniversal) February 2, 2018
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He continued, "At that time, Liverpool were alive in the FA Cup and are still in the Champions League.
Carragher realised both Coutinho and the club couldn't turn down a transfer amount so big and ended up finalising the deal. However, he insisted the player most certainly isn't 140 million euros.
The Liverpool great stated,
Liverpool signed long-term target Virgil Van Dijk two weeks earlier, but despite signing the famed defender, Carragher thought Coutinho's departure was a bigger dent in Liverpool's squad.
''This period can't be classified as a success because we've lost our best player," he continued.
Carragher: “I think if you lose your best player there’s no way you can dress it up as a positive window. To lose him mid-season, I don’t agree with it but for that fee… Coutinho’s not worth that. He’s not that good.”— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) February 1, 2018
Carragher then went on to say, "If you lose your best player, there is no way you can disguise it as a positive window."
Liverpool, currently third in the table, will face Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur tomorrow. Only two points separate them at this point, and anything but a win could prove to be costly at the end of the season.