Philippe Coutinho has revealed that he left Liverpool for Barcelona to “to win big titles”.
The Brazil international handed in a transfer request last Summer to try and force the club into accepting an offer from the Catalan giants, but was told that he would be going nowhere.
That stance softened and he was allowed to complete his ‘dream move’ in January when the club accepted an offer worth around £145m from the La Liga leaders.
“It wasn’t possible in the Summer, but we worked so that it could be done in Winter.” he told the Spanish media.
“I really want to win big titles, it was the reason that made me sign for the club.
“I want to win as many as I can, I don’t have preferences.” he finished.
Many Liverpool supporters have been left with a bitter taste by the manner in which Coutinho engineered his exit from the club, but nobody can deny that he continued to give his all in the first half of the campaign.
But, despite that, manager Jurgen Klopp relented and decided to let the twenty-five year old leave the club and will be hoping to win plenty of trophies himself at Anfield.
Coutinho failed to win a single trophy during his five years at Liverpool.