The Brazilian international was instrumental during his time at Liverpool before moving to Barcelona, however, his move to Bayern after his flop at Liverpool has further created a new phase in his career.
Bayern Munich in a bid to strengthen their squad for the UEFA Champions League, inquired for Coutinho’s transfer after Barcelona made their intentions known for a possible transfer of the player so that he can find his feet.
Valverde just could not wait patiently for Coutinho to get to his full form compared to the patience he had with Antoine Griezmann and Frenkie De Jong.
Bayern Munich got Phillipe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona with an option to buy at the expiration of his loan spell. But Coutinho still haven’t produced the stellar performance he had a Liverpool.
He’s a new Coutinho now, he’s very different from the one Liverpool had during the 2015/16 season. Although he’s having a decent game time at Munich, the Brazilian still haven’t shown his full potentials.
At the moment, Bayern Munich isn’t very much convinced about making his loan deal permanent. Hansi Flick is not excessively putting him on the bench.
Some factors affecting Coutinho is simply Thomas Müller’s recent resurgence. While Niko Kovac was in charge of the club, he had a little misunderstanding with Müller, this at some point changed the way Müller’s stay at Bayern Munich was turning to.
For Coutinho’s case, Hansi Flick have decided to move with Serge Gnabry instead. The three man attack consisting of Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry has been effective so far and Flick isn’t thinking making a change to the G (Gnabry) L (Lewandowski) M (Müller).
Recent reports during the transfer window suggest Liverpool are considering a move for Coutinho. But one question still stands, if he leaves for Liverpool, would he get regular playing time? I don’t see him bench Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firminho and or Sadio Mane.
Coutinho’s best bet is to either remain at Bayern Munich or move back to Barcelona.