Liverpool vs Barcelona: Philippe Coutinho handed zero rating after ‘invisible’ Champions League display

The £142 million Brazilian has reached the nadir of his time with the Spanish champions and now looks destined to leave this summer

Jack Rathborn@JackRathborn
Wednesday 08 May 2019 09:31
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Philippe Coutinho was “invisible” at Anfield, the Catalan press remarked after Barcelona’s disastrous Champions League defeat to Liverpool.

The Brazilian cost the Spanish champions £142 million in January 2018, but has since failed to justify the exorbitant outlay.

The Catalan press quickly sharpened their knives and now the villains have been quickly identified, with Coutinho the main culprit.

“Invisible,” Sport wrote. “The faith of Valverde was not returned.”

A shameful 0/10 was handed out in the player ratings, equalled only by Ivan Rakitic.

With whistles from the Barcelona fans, doubts about his compatibility with the emergence of Arthur and the summer arrival of Frenkie De Jong from Ajax, a summer exit looks probable.

Coutinho was far from the only one to blame, with the aforementioned Rakitic handed an embarrassing 0.

While every other player received three, except Lionel Messi and Arturo Vidal, who managed to reach a lofty five out of 10.

Philippe Coutinho suffered a miserable night at Anfield

Sport’s Barcelona player ratings

Ter Stegen – 3

Sergi Roberto – 3

Pique - 3

Lenglet - 3

Alba - 3

Busquets - 3

Rakitic - 0

Vidal - 5

Messi - 5

Coutinho - 0

Suarez - 3

Sport’s Liverpool player ratings

Alisson - 8

Alexander-Arnold - 8

Matip - 7

Van Dijk - 7

Robertson - 7

Fabinho - 7

Henderson - 7

Milner - 7

Shaqiri - 7

Mane - 8

Origi - 9

Wijnaldum - 9

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