Coutinho would get Champions League medal

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Former Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho could receive a Champions League medal this season.


Should Jurgen Klopp steer his side to the final next month, the club would receive forty winners or losers medals, depending on the result, and the club could decide to send one to the Brazilian.

Coutinho forced through an exit from Anfield in January after failing with a transfer bid back in the Summer following a succession of bids from the Catalan club.

He was ineligible to represent the La Liga leaders in the competition having already played for the Reds and has seen his new side knocked out by Roma this week.

Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson belives it would be the “wrong” decision to hand Coutinho a medal if Liverpool make it through the semi finals.


“He left Liverpool to go to Barca knowing he wasn’t going to play Champions League football at Barca,” he told Sky Sports.

“Listen I got a medal in 1977 for Liverpool because I played until the semi-final, I don’t count it as a winner’s medal.

“I’d like to think if we do go on to win it that he says no I don’t deserve it.

“I don’t care its wrong.” he said.

Many Liverpool supporters would no doubt feel the same, but the club needs to get to the final first.


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