Philippe Coutinho could end the season with a Champions League winner’s medal, despite Barcelona’s exit from the competition on Tuesday. The Brazilian, who left Anfield for the Nou Camp in January, scored five goals in five group stage games for Liverpool earlier this season.
The Reds are through to the Champions League semi-finals after a 5-1 aggregate win over Man City in the quarter-finals.
UEFA rules mean he was ineligible to feature for Barcelona in their quarter-final loss to Roma. Regulations also state, however, that should his former club triumph in Europe they will receive 40 Champions League medals.
Coutinho could, therefore, still receive one of those winner’s medals for his contribution to Liverpool’s success, though it is understood Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would have the final say on the decision.
If you were Jurgen Klopp would you hand Coutinho a winners medal if you win?