Barcelona succumbed to a humiliating defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich but that could only be a start of an embarrassing string of problems for the Catalan club
Having just lost 8-2, it is clear as day the club is deep in a rut, and insult will be rubbed onto their wounds if their opponents on Friday, August 14 go on to win the Champions League.
The Catalan side was subject to relentless scrutiny and trolling from fans worldwide after the defeat, with the most prevalent sub plot being the fact that their very own Phillipe Coutinho scored a brace against them from the bench on the night.
Coutinho famously ditched Premier League outfit Liverpool for Barcelona in 2018, in a move which the Brazilian claimed was aimed at “going to a club which knows how to win trophies”.
Of course those remarks did not age well as Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp have thrived very handsome and for Barcelona, it is a case of “where do we go from here?”
Back to the Coutinho question and the £142m deal between Liverpool and Barca had an interesting clause which entitled the Reds to a hefty bonus if Coutinho somehow managed to win the Champions League.
The Sun reports that there is a clause which states that should Coutinho win the Champions League between the 2018/2019 or the 2019/2020 season, the Barcelona would have to pay Liverpool £4.5m.