The move has come as a surprise to many football fans who have been anticipating Coutinho to eventually come back to the Premier League - though it was a return to Anfield that would have fit the fairytale.
Now Liverpool fans are reacting to the news that their former star will feature for Aston Villa for the remainder of the season.
Some are delighted at the news they will be able to see Coutinho in action once again, while others are disappointed it won’t be on Merseyside.
Here is how some Liverpool fans have reacted on social media...
Philippe Coutinho could be thrown in at the deep end in his first few matches for Aston Villa - with Steven Gerrard’s side to face Liverpool’s fiercest rivals.
The West Midlands club will take on Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup on Monday, before hosting the Red Devils in the league five days later.
Following that, Coutinho is sure to get a not-so warm welcome against Everton the following weekend.