Roberto Firmino says Liverpool “is no longer the same” following the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.
Coutinho completed a £142million transfer to the Camp Nou on Monday after the Reds reluctantly agreed to grant him his dream move.As well as striking up a great understanding with his fellow countryman on the field, Firmino was also close friends with Coutinho off the pitch.
Coutinho was the best man when Firmino married his long-term girlfriend Larissa Peereira in Maceio in Brazil last summer. Their families were often seen out socialising together in Liverpool.
Firmino admits the 25-year-old will be sorely missed.
“Liverpool is no longer the same without you my magical brother,” Firmino posted on Facebook.
“I wish you infinite success, that you enjoy life and realise all your dreams brother. “God is always protecting you and your whole family. It was an honour to play with a magician like you.”