Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Coutinho's Barcelona debut

Philippe Coutinho of FC Barcelona conducts the ball during the Spanish Copa del Rey Quarter Final Second Leg match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou stadium at Camp Nou on...

Coutinho has made his eagerly awaited debut for Barcelona after his big money move from Liverpool.

Philippe Coutinho of FC Barcelona substitutes his teammate Andres Iniesta and makes his debut with FC Barcelona during the Spanish Copa del Rey Quarter Final Second Leg match between FC...

The moment Barcelona fans had been waiting for finally happened last night as Philippe Coutinho made his debut for the club.

The Brazilian sealed a £142 million move from Liverpool earlier this month, a deal which they had tried to get done in the summer.

A minor injury then delayed his debut, but last night Coutinho finally made his Nou Camp bow for Barcelona.

Philippe Coutinho of FC Barcelona conducts the ball past Javi Fuego of RCD Espanyol during the Spanish Copa del Rey Quarter Final Second Leg match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at...

He came on as a substitute in the 2-0 Copa Del Rey win over rivals Espanyol, replacing current club legend Andres Iniesta.

Coutinho began his game with a nutmeg of an opponent and looked like he settled instantly among his teammates.

He linked up well with Lionel Messi, providing a pass to the Argentine who hit the post.

Philippe Coutinho of FC Barcelona conducts the ball during the Spanish Copa del Rey Quarter Final Second Leg match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at Camp Nou stadium at Camp Nou on...

Importantly he came through the game unscathed, and Coutinho will potentially be in line to make his first start on Sunday in La Liga against Alaves.

Liverpool fans watched with a mixture of emotions, some still bitter towards Coutinho, others wishing him luck, while all appearing to admit it hurt watching him turn out for his new club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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