Liverpool are open to the idea of re-signing Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho.
The 27-year old moved from Anfield to Barcelona in a £142 million move in January 2018, but has had a torrid time in Spain, and, after a bright start, has found himself on the edges of the first team, and a regular target for fan abuse.
Now he wants to leave the Nou Camp for the sake of his career and Liverpool are one of the clubs in the frame to sign again a player that they bought from Inter Milan for £8.5 million in January 2013. Manchester United have also been linked with the player, but Coutinho himself has ruled out a move to Old Trafford, because of the rivalry with Liverpool.
Liverpool used the funds from the Coutinho sale to acquire Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker, arguably their two most important signings in recent years, so they can consider that they did well out of the original deal.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.