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Murphy: Coutinho not welcome back at LFC

According to another former Liverpool player, Philippe Coutinho wouldn't be welcome back at Anfield. That's the main reason why he wouldn't come back to LFC and why the club wouldnt try to sign him.

Brazilian international Coutinho has played a far smaller roll since his move to Barca than he'd have expected and rumours are that he'll be moved on in the summer if the club can find a buyer.

Speaking to Sporting Bet, Murphy said: "Coutinho would never be welcomed back at Anfield. It hasn't worked out for him at Barcelona, but he made his bed by declaring how much he wanted to leave and now he has to sleep in it.

"I think even if Liverpool thought it was something they wanted, the fans would make it perfectly clear it wasn't acceptable and would force them to pull the plug.

"The fans didn't necessarily begrudge him his move to Barcelona, but he left himself no way to come back."

Coutinho has managed a decent 18 goals and 10 assists in 54 games for Barcelona, but many of them have come from the bench and at a fee making him the third most expensive footballer in history they are entitled to expect a lot more.

Coutinho wouldn't be welcomed back, according to Murphy

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