Mo Salah Reacts To Ex-Liverpool Teammate Philippe Coutinho’s Spectacular Aston Villa Debut Against Manchester United. Mohamed Salah praised Philippe Coutinho, a former Liverpool teammate, for his great start for Aston Villa against Manchester United on Saturday. The former Liverpool offensive midfielder came off the bench to equalize against Ralf Rangnick’s side in an exciting 2-2 draw.
Philippe Coutinho, who played for Liverpool from 2013 to 2018, has joined Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa on loan from his parent club FC Barcelona. The Brazilian midfielder was a superb number 10 for Liverpool, but he was unable to recreate his feats at Barcelona. Barcelona has forced to settle with a loan agreement with Villa for the time being after failing to sell him permanently.
Coutinho will be able to play in his favoured position under Gerrard and perhaps regain his best self in the Premier League. His vital 22-minute debut against the Red Devils thrilled many, including former teammate Mo Salah.
Salah responded to Coutinho’s gratitude tweet for Aston Villa supporters with three emojis: lifting hands, clapping hands, and a flame. Salah has been left quite pleased by Coutinho’s heroics against the Reds’ arch-rivals.
Salah and Coutinho only shared the dressing room for a short time in 2017, but their connection on the field was excellent. If Coutinho can recapture his best form under Gerrard’s direction, a reunion may be on the cards in the future.