Bayern Munich playmaker, Philippe Coutinho has opened up on former club, Liverpool's success - claiming that he is not surprised by it while also insisting that he has no regrets on leaving the club.
The Brazilian left the Reds for Barcelona in 2017 for a staggering £146million transfer fee, but struggled to adapt to life in the Nou Camp and was sent on a year-long loan to Bayern at start of the season.
Liverpool's management used his transfer money wisely, spending it to sign defender, Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper, Alisson Becker - two players who have been an integral part of their recent success.
🗣 Philippe Coutinho: “Liverpool are flying, and it doesn’t surprise me. They won the Champions League. I’m also not surprised because of their fantastic squad and manager. I am so happy for them, because I have so many friends there, former team-mates.” 🔴 pic.twitter.com/zNBw1oCwWq— Kop (@oooJurgen) February 11, 2020
Jurgen Klopp's side are on course to win their first league title in 30 years and Coutinho insists that he is not surprised by the turn of events.
"Liverpool is flying, and it doesn’t surprise me. ‘We’ve seen it already last year when they won the Champions League, but I’m also not surprised because of their fantastic squad and manager. I am so happy for them, because I have so many friends there, former team-mates, so I’m just so happy for them, but that’s all," he said as quoted by Metro.
"I don’t look back. I took another path, and now I am on another journey, much like everyone else. ‘I’m focused entirely – just like them – on reaching my dreams. I’m happy with what I did in the past, and now I can only look forward."
Despite impressing in fits and starts in the Bundesliga, Bayern will not take the option of signing him on a permanent basis at the end of the season, while recent reports indicate that parent club, Barcelona do not see him as part of their future and want to sell him in the summer.