Philippe Coutinho’s inevitable move from Liverpool to Barcelona was confirmed on Saturday when the clubs announced a £142m deal agreed between them.
The Brazilian international’s new side are expected to pay £105m upfront, a British record transfer fee, with the rest in ‘realistic addons’.
This is a selection of the best jokes as Liverpool confirm the big money sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona:
Coutinho saw Busquets' turn in the classico looked back at Henderson and called his agent immediately
— Sam (@Samzzzz_) January 6, 2018
To put Coutinho's £145m price tag in context, that's an off-peak return from Newcastle to London Kings Cross purchased up to two months in advance.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) January 6, 2018
Never walk alone, life must coutinho
— Baba Kayai (@BabaKayai) January 6, 2018
I wonder when Coutinho will be back from his injury for his debut.
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) January 6, 2018
We should use the Coutinho money to trigger it.
— Andy (@DrewzerB) January 6, 2018
Philippe Coutinho is sold for £145m and Liverpool are linked with Thomas Lemar and Riyad Mahrez.
This can only mean one thing…
Welcome to Anfield, James Ward-Prowse!
— Zlatan Facts (@ZIatanFacts) January 6, 2018