exhibitions haven’t satisfied the desires created by his time at Anfield.
In spite of the Brazilian’s battles, Barca have flourished both locally and in Europe. They lead La Liga by seven points from Atletico Madrid – and essentially lead matches Real Madrid by a monstrous 12 points – and face Lyon in the Champions League last-16 one week from now.
In any case, all isn’t well in the Barca camp. Amid a first-group instructional meeting on Friday protector Gerard Pique vocalized his dismay with his partner’s obvious need off core interest.
“Please Phil, you’re not connected,” Pique was heard yelling after Coutinho was confiscated amid a warm-up exercise.
Barcelona face Rayo Vallecano at the Nou Camp on Saturday evening realizing that a success will at any rate continue their sound lead in the title race.