The best jokes as Barcelona set to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool for £142m

Another protracted Liverpool transfer saga draws to a close.

Barcelona are set to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool for £142m and there were jokes
Coutinho leaving Anfield

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 is moving to Barcelona. Here we take a look at his achievements from his time at Liverpool.. pic.twitter.com/vNDaY8PHnY

— iTrollFootball (@iTroIIFootbaIl) January 6, 2018

You people burned Coutinho shirts in the summer then bought new ones just to burn dem again

— Big Barda (@NickiiDupre) January 6, 2018

Liverpool fans expectations: We'll replace Coutinho with Lemar!

Reality: Klopp signed Chamberlain as Coutinho replacement

— Lets Talk Arsenal™ (@ltarsenal) January 6, 2018

Fiat 500 twitter when 140m is spent on coutinho and not NHS nurses wages pic.twitter.com/aOl2l9Jtsy

— Add your name (@Sturrfridge) January 6, 2018

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

Coutinho all set to be the first player since 1990 to play for Liverpool and also win a league title in the same season.

— LJ™ (@RealTalkUnited) 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

Coutinho leaving us trophyless pic.twitter.com/KcfpoZuCM2

— Add your name (@Sturrfridge) January 6, 2018

People asking #LFC for money back on Coutinho shirts!! If you were stupid enough to put Coutinho on the back of your new shirt, you deserve a good slap… not money back! 😒

— LFC_Tonks (@LFC_Tonks) 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


Almost 32 years ago Mark Hughes left England to play for Barcelona, which means in 2050, Coutinho will get sacked as manager of Stoke City. Thank me later if anyone backs this 😂

— Shite Sports News (@ShiteSportsNews) January 6, 2018


Just unfollowed Coutinho and followed Mahrez haha who’s the real winner

— Dan (@BobbyFirmino9) January 6, 2018

Watching Coutinho highlights I can confirm he is the second best Brazilian to ever grace the beautiful game after Don Paulinho Bezzera.

— J. (@ElaficionadoFC) January 6, 2018

Messi FC when Coutinho takes a long shot instead of passing an easy tap in to Messi pic.twitter.com/zfuwFZKMYp

— J. (@ElaficionadoFC) January 6, 2018

BREAKING: The Phillippe Coutinho deal has been called off, as Omar from Iraq has burned his Liverpool shirt, more to follow pic.twitter.com/GA7hkS1eBn

— Lachy (@Lachy67_) January 6, 2018

I finally understand what a hard brexit feels like with the Coutinho transfer.

— VUJ (@DavidVujanic) January 6, 2018

Will Coutinho be back for the Manchester City game?

— ᵁᴸᵀᴿᴬ® (@UltraAutistic) January 6, 2018

My wife divorced me because she doesn’t believe in loyalty after Coutinho left

— Connor (@salahvating) January 7, 2018

And when I say my son, I mean me.

— Jay (@SilkySadio) January 7, 2018