Philippe Coutinho had long been linked with a transfer to the Spanish side, Barcelona, with the Camp Nou dwellers already having bids rejected in the Summer Transfer Window, the last of which was 90million pounds.

Barcelona were urgently seeking a replacement for the recently sold Neymar Jr, who moved to Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record fee of 198 million pounds.

Several reports suggested that the play maker, Coutinho was willing to go on strike in order to force his way through a move to replace Neymar Jr. He eventually made his move in January, for an eye-watering £150 million, and features on livescore for the first time for Barca when he neted his first goal on his debut in the Copa del Rey.

Former Manchester City and Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy cannot believe that Coutinho left Anfield for Barcelona, especially after he had boastfully claimed to know the club and what they can do, especially when they don’t want to lose a player.

"Liverpool will not let him go,” Bellamy opined back in the summer. "What I know and I'm sure of concerning Liverpool is that, they will not sell him, not this season. It is not going to take place. The coach, Klopp may want to do the business, but the club owners will not permit it.”

“His departure will be a nightmare for Liverpool, so they will make it impossible. I will want the Liverpool owners to remain firm and refuse any price offered by Barcelona until the transfer window is closed." he added.

Bellamy revealed that he did not understand the reason Coutinho wants out to Barcelona and he believes it would be pathetic to Liverpool if it happens, stating that his departure would leave Liverpool in a desperate position Barcelona is now - similar to how Liverpool actually acted in the Winter, when they failed to find any kind of replacement.

With Liverpool receiving the second most amount of money of all time for the Brazilian midfielder, it's no surprise that they struggled to get another player of the same quality in with less than three days of the transfer window to go.