Coutinho makes honest revelation about last season at Barcelona

The Brazil playmaker is under no illusions about his struggles this season with Barcelona but believes he will show improvement through effortMore

The Brazil playmaker is under no illusions about his struggles this season with Barcelona but believes he will show improvement through effortMore

"It's below what I expected and what people expected of me", admitted Philippe Coutinho.

One Liverpool fan wrote "have a good day, Coutinho" along with a picture of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson (two players the club bought with the funds raised from the Brazilian's departure) celebrating after their Champions League final win.

Silva wants Coutinho to feel valued and comfortable in the team.

And now the Selecao playmaker has confirmed he must continue working hard to regain his previous form which saw the La Liga champions splash £130m to sign him in 2018.

Interestingly, the Brazilian reportedly doubted Jurgen Klopp's qualities at Anfield, with the mindset Barcelona had more prospects of claiming the title instead.

"Coutinho had a hard season in Barcelona", said Silva.

"I have not had a good season", Coutinho is quoted as saying by Marca as he prepares for the imminent start of the 2019 Copa America on home soil in Brazil.

"I'm very happy and not at all uncomfortable talking about this player because we are very close". It was demanding and they jeered him a lot but here, in this team, he's our reference point.

Since joining Barcelona in January 2018 from Premier League side Liverpool, Philippe Coutinho has struggled to make an impact at the Nou Camp.

The Barcelona playmaker, who is nearly nailed on to leave the club this summer, has recognised that he has not had the best of campaigns.

Another posted a picture of club captain Jordan Henderson lifting the Champions League trophy.

Now it's time for him to put aside his irregular season for his club behind him.

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