Liverpool fans respond to Barcelona's official tweet about Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho controls the ball in a training session at the Gremio team training centre on June 07, 2019 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

The Brazilian left Liverpool for Barcelona 18 months ago.

Philippe Coutinho of FC Barcelona during the La Liga Santander  match between Espanyol v FC Barcelona at the RCDE Stadium on December 8, 2018 in Cornella Spain

Barcelona wished Philippe Coutinho a happy birthday via a post on Twitter yesterday, but some Liverpool fans hijacked the tweet, mocking the Brazilian for his failed stint with the Catalan giants.

The 27-year-old left Anfield for Barca in January 2018 for a fee believed to be worth £142 million, according to BBC Sport, but he has really struggled at the Camp Nou, racking up just 21 goals and 11 assists in 76 appearances in all competitions thus far.

 

Coutinho seems to be s shadow of the player he was at Liverpool, and the £142 million that the Merseyside outfit received for his services is now beginning to look like outstanding business for them.

Liverpool brought in Alisson Becker, Naby Keita, Fabinho and Shaqiri with the Coutinho money, and it is hard to argue that they are not a much improved side with those four players.

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

The Brazilian turned 27 yesterday, and Barcelona posted a video to Twitter in light of the occasion: 

 

And here are some of the best responses from Liverpool fans...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There have been rumours that Coutinho could leave Barcelona, but a return to Liverpool does seem unlikely.

Reds fans will claim that he wouldn't even get in their team now, and the way Jurgen Klopp's men played over this past season, they might just have a point.

Coutinho in action during the week 8 of La Liga match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at Mestalla Stadium in Valencia, Spain on October 7, 2018.

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