Philippe Coutinho insists he doesn't regret £142m transfer to Barcelona despite woeful spell at Nou Camp

PHILIPPE COUTINHO says he does NOT regret leaving Liverpool for Barcelona.

Coutinho, 29, has been in superb form since joining Aston Villa on loan from the Catalan club.

But the playmaker endured a miserable time at Barcelona, shipped out to Bayern Munich for the 2019-20 season before finally being snapped up by Steven Gerrard.

This all comes despite the Spanish giants paying a whopping £142million for him.

The 'Little Magician' told ESPN: "No I don't regret it.

"In some moments you have to take decisions and one of my great dreams was to play at Barcelona.

"In that moment I decided to take that decision but always with a lot of love, respect and gratitude for Liverpool and my friendships there.

"But in that moment I had to take a decision and I don’t regret it.”

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In just five turnouts for the Villans, Coutinho has two goals and two assists.

He has been praised for linking up brilliantly with young Jacob Ramsey.

The Brazil international has shown signs of the man he was at Anfield.

He added: “I am very happy.

"It was my desire to get back to playing here in England and play in the Premier League again.

"I am getting this chance and I’m very happy. It’s what I want.

"I work every day to play well and give good results for the club I play for."

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