Liverpool fans are not happy in the slightest with ex-Reds left-back John Arne Riise, after the buccaneering Norwegian posted an appreciative tweet to Philippe Coutinho, which thanked him for his services at Anfield and also wished him well for the future at FC Barcelona.
Coutinho is supposedly set to complete a British transfer record £142m switch to the Camp Nou within the next 48 hours, and Riise, who spent seven years on Merseyside, sent this message to the Brazilian playmaker at the fans' utter dismay.
As predicted, Liverpool's supporters acted furiously on Riise's ameliorative gesture, with many endeavouring to offer their scathing opinion on the matter, which is evidently still a sore spot for the majority.
Seriously John you are going to thank someone who refused to play.Faked injuries and has have his own ultimatums while under contract?? Not the words of a possible club ambassador— gary craven (@gccrazy79) January 6, 2018
WTF are you thanking him for?— The Kop End (@TheKopFaithful) January 6, 2018
Didn’t win shit for the club
Got paid handsomely didn’t do any charity
Put a transfer request in on the eve of a new season
Leaving mid season after downing his tools
What are you smoking?
But so disloyal at the same time— Leonard bigirwa (@BigirwaLeonard) January 6, 2018
Yeah thanks for fucking off half way through season when we really needed you. Best of luck.— Joe France (@joefrance90) January 6, 2018
JOHN STOP— Paddy (@lfcpaddy) January 6, 2018
I'll NEVER Thank a lfc player so desperate to leave our great club !!!!— Jon (@jonbyrne1) January 6, 2018
Don't forget them fake injuries.— jamie parry (@jamieparry1985) January 6, 2018
And amazing acting pretending to be injured— Rauf (@Rauf_ShaikhLFC) January 6, 2018
Thanks for going on strike twice, thanks for refusing to play in the champions league play off, thanks for leaving us mid season.— Kas (@JDilla19) January 6, 2018
Being such a commanding attacking outlet for Liverpool, Coutinho's departure was never going to be received well by the club's avid, devoted supporters.
But what they certainly don't need is salt rubbed into the wounds and one of their own former Kop stars sucking up to a man which has seemingly abandoned them in the most dire circumstances possible.