Coutinho: How I feel about Liverpool now

English Premier League

Brazil star Philippe Coutinho has finally revealed how he feels about the success of Liverpool since he left the club for an underwhelming spell at FC Barcelona.

Coutinho joined Barcelona in 2018 for a club-record £105m transfer fee after months of speculation around his future.

The technically gifted playmaker was expected to fill the boots of compatriot Neymar, who left for Paris Saint-Germain 12 months prior in a world-record switch.

However, Coutinho failed to live up to expectations at the Camp Nou and departed on loan to Bayern Munich in the off-season, where his fortunes haven't improved.

And with his decline in performances that once saw him ranked amongst the best in the world at Anfield, Coutinho has denied he's surprised by what's happened on Merseyside.

"Liverpool is flying, and it doesn't surprise me," he told Sports Illustrated. "We've seen it already last year when they won the Champions League, but I'm also not surprised because of their fantastic squad and manager.

"I am so happy for them, because I have so many friends there, former team-mates, so I'm just so happy for them, but that's all.

"I don't look back. I took another path, and now I am on another journey, much like everyone else. I’m focused entirely – just like them – on reaching my dreams. I'm happy with what I did in the past, and now I can only look forward."

Coutinho has scored seven goals and registered eight assists in 27 games across all competitions for Bayern this season.