Football: As a gesture of goodwill, Liverpool will compensate fans who have bought Philippe Coutinho shirts to ease the pain

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho will finally make his "dream" move to Barcelona with the two clubs agreeing a reported €160 million (S$250 million) deal.
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho will finally make his "dream" move to Barcelona with the two clubs agreeing a reported €160 million (S$250 million) deal.PHOTO: AFP

LIVERPOOL (AFP) - Liverpool will offer supporters who bought shirts bearing the name of Philippe Coutinho a £50 (S$90) voucher to help offset the impact on fans of the Brazilian's move to Barcelona.

The 25-year-old star, who had agitated for a move away from Anfield since last summer, finally got his wish on Saturday (Jan 6) when the two clubs agreed a deal worth £142 million (S$255.7 million).

"The club is to offer supporters who bought a 2017-18 replica shirt printed with Philippe Coutinho's name and number a £50 voucher, once the move is completed," said a statement from Liverpool read.

"Supporters should present their 2017-18 Coutinho replica shirt at any official club store where the voucher will be issued. The shirt will not be retained but proof of purchase will be required."