Date: 11th September 2019 at 7:00pm
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Phillipe Coutinho has revealed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp sent him a message after he signed for Bayern Munich this summer.

The Brazilian joined the German champions from Barcelona on a season-long loan before the transfer window closed, and has claimed that he received a message from the Anfield boss after completing the move.

Speaking to Bild, he said: “[Klopp] sent me a message and wished me the best of luck.

“He wrote that Bayern is a big club, that the Bundesliga is a great league and that he is very happy to see me there.”

OPINION

Perhaps the links between Liverpool and Coutinho will never go away given the impact that he had during his spell on Merseyside, but the connection between the player and the club is certainly less likely to dissipate while Klopp is getting in touch with him here and there. Is the German’s intention simply to wish him luck, or is he more concerned with keeping channels of communication open in case the opportunity to bring him back to Anfield ever arises? Who knows, but the Brazilian must be wishing he could recapture the kind of form he showed during his time in England right about now. With just two appearances to his name in the Bundesliga so far this term, he has averaged just 0.5 shots per game and zero key passes, as per Whoscored. He has also registered two successful dribbles per match and a pass completion rate of 86.2%, but he will know better than anybody that he still has a couple of gears left to reach.