It is just one day until the Champions League final as Liverpool and Real Madrid prepare to face each other in Kiev. A journey that started in Hoffenheim with a qualifying round ends on Saturday and for Liverpool owner John Henry, now is a good time for some reflection.
Speaking to AP, Henry reflected on this season with the club and discussed the case of Luiz Suarez and Philippe Coutinho. The star pairing both left Liverpool for Barcelona for a combined 240 million euro and as far as Henry is concerned, it is a move difficult to understand.
I have a difficult time understanding why anyone would want to leave Liverpool. The club is so rich in history and tradition, supported by so many millions around the world, in virtually every country of the world. You don't want to be in the position where players want to go somewhere else, even if it is a great club like Barcelona. It's hard to understand why players would want to go to a league where the competition is so weak. They must play 30 or so meaningless matches per year waiting for Champions League matches.
Barcelona suffered a shock defeat against Roma in the quarter-finals which eliminated them from the competition, while Liverpool are in the final. This is something Henry couldn't help but remind the duo of: "They'll be watching this weekend and could have been playing."
Suarez and Coutinho finished the season with a Copa del Rey and La Liga double, while in Coutinho's case he was unable to play in the Champions League for Barcelona having played in the same tournament for Liverpool. However, it has been reported should Liverpool win Saturday's tie, Anfield officials will give Coutinho a winners medal.
You can read the full interview here.