Liverpool could be considering making an offer for Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who left Anfield in January 2018, if a report in Spain is to be believed.
The Brazilian joined La Blaugrana for a stunning £142m (including add-ons) after five years with the Reds, in which time he made 201 appearances and scored 54 goals for the club. However, he failed to win any silverware on Merseyside, claiming that he was more likely to earn major honours at
MD say only that Liverpool 'might' bid to re-sign Coutinho for a cut-price fee, likening the situation to Barcelona's own interest in bringing back prodigal forward Neymar.
The report notes that Coutinho is seen as 'untransferable' publicly, but privately Barça hope to use him as a 'bargaining chip' or a way to generate funds for Neymar's second coming.
Liverpool have been linked with a litany of high-profile forwards this summer including Coutinho's Barcelona teammate Ousmane Dembele and Ivory Coast star Nicolas Pepe. However, the party line from the club and well-placed journalists is that the Reds won't spend big money this window.
Source : 90min