Liverpool FC star Philippe Coutinho has been left out of Brazila s latest squad for friendlies against Costa Rica and the United States in September, and it is fair to say that the Reds are utterly bemused by the decision.
Coutinho, who was named as the Liverpool FC player of the year and also was a part of the PFA Team of the Year 2014-15, was in the Brazil squad for Copa America and had played three games in the South American championship.
Brazil coach Dunga had said at the time that the player needs to be exposed to more international games.
But it seems that the Brazil manager has now decided to overlook Coutinho despite his recent wonder goal for Liverpool FC that won them the game against Stoke.
It is also fair to say that Liverpool FC fans were surprised that Dunga decided to overlook Coutinho and selected the 33-year-old Kaka in his place.
No place for Philippe Coutinho in the Brazil squad. Dunga must have turned off Stoke City v #LFC after 85 minutes.
a James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) August 13, 2015
Bit harsh on Coutinho, that. Clearly he needs to show he can do it on a cold, windy midweek night at Stoke. Not a Sunday afternoon.
a Ian Doyle (@IanDoyleSport) August 13, 2015
Coutinho has not been called up by Dunga for Brazil’s upcoming fixtures. Joke of a selection.
a Viktor Fagerstr m (@ViktorFagerLFC) August 13, 2015
Dunga; a waste of oxygen he is. Would like to know how on earth is KakA? better than Coutinho and Gabriel Paulista better than Thiago Silva.
a SA?n (@Zizouology) August 13, 2015
@LivEchoLFC deluded brazil coach. How many times must they exclude him
a A D A M (@adamjazzlan) August 13, 2015
a Big Ben (@benriddock) August 13, 2015
Some fans, though, were quite pleased with the fact that the Brazil star may be rested and injury free for Liverpool FC
a Ken Kendra (@Kjkendra11) August 13, 2015
@LivEchoLFC Brazil’s loss in my eyes … Great news for us that at least he won’t get Crocked before the busy Christmas period :/
a Hedley Purton (@hedleypurton) August 13, 2015
@LivEchoLFC did he see his goal against Stoke???? He won’t be happy but good for LFC…YNWA Coutinho
a Adam Hogan (@Hoganov1) August 13, 2015
@LivEchoLFC better for us. We don’t risk having him back injured or tired
a LFC (@REDinLA) August 13, 2015
Personally not bothered that Coutinho isn’t selected, just means he will be more fit to play for us. Hope Coutinho doesnt take it badly tho.
a Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) August 13, 2015