Hours before becoming officially a Barcelona player, with the Catalan club and Liverpool having agreed on a deal for him, Philippe Coutinho took the initiative to send a message to the man who made him a Liverpool player in the first place, five years ago.
He sent me a nice text the other day when he was arriving in Barcelona. He is a great young guy, he was never a moment’s problem for me. He was a magical player to work with
Celtic manager and former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers revealed.
At the time when I brought him he wasn’t in the team at Inter Milan. He was a young player and they needed to sell one or two players to get some money into Inter Milan at the time. So he wasn’t playing
the Northern Irishman remembered, going back in time.
I think people questioned when I brought him in whether he was big enough and tall enough. Was he maybe not as physical as the Premier League could be? But I’d seen him as a young player, saw him at Inter Milan at 18 around top players and I always felt he had the technical quality. And of course he was always going to get better physically
Rodgers said, glad to see Coutinho fulfill another dream of his.