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According to French sports daily Le10Sport  say that Liverpool have been in contact with FC Barcelona to enquire about the possibility of recapturing Philippe Coutinho from his failure to cement his place in a first team at the club.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde stuck by the Brazilian while many in the media criticised Coutinho’s performances by branding him a monologue of cutting in and shooting without very little else. For all of Valverde’s might in trying to boost Coutinho’s confidence, the writing has been on the wall and it’s all about where he will be next season and not if.

At the moment the only other certain contacts there’s been have come from PSG and Manchester United. It is thought that Philippe wouldn’t favour a move to Manchester which leaves him with few options on the table but knowing his time is up at Barça.

The Liverpool question is where would he even fit in at this very different Liverpool since he departed. 

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1 hour ago, SirBalon said:

The Liverpool question is where would he even fit in at this very different Liverpool since he departed. 

He wouldn't. The truth is he didn't really fit in Klopp's side when he was here, but he was so good we had to shoehorn him in somehow. He'd be a good option to have off the bench, but for the money he'd cost in terms of fee and salary, it wouldn't be worth it.

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Weird just weird. I mean ask yourself this question, if Coutinho plays in the midfield for that game against Barcelona at Anfield do we win it? I don't think so and its not for lack of skill mind you its for lack of wanting to be at the club and play for them. 

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Some fans would be thrilled at this. 

Others would oppose it because of bridges burned.

Others would just think it's a bad idea. 

We need to bring in a player that can slot into the front three to take some pressure off the main players, but that's not what Phil would be.

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I personally think Liverpool would be absolutely mental to take him back. Klopp's Liverpool has evolved and is practically nothing like the side Coutinho played in which is amazing considering it's not all that long ago that he was a Liverpool player. I cant see how he fits into that side to be honest and I say this after really having analysed him properly by playing for a side that bases so much of its game on trying to obtain total midfield dominance.

Philippe was never diverse enough and with the immense discipline required to enter a Barça midfield from which his position was selected to play in a front three combination cutting in from the left which eases his trademark move that ends with a shot on goal. He ended up scoring a few of those goals he's known for playing for Barça but much to his dismay he would get criticised the day after in the sports journals and by the pundits on Spanish tv and radio... They would bypass the fact he'd scored a tremendous goal yet again and instead ask the question; "what does he offer this side that's different and necessary?"

Obviously goals are vital and that needn't be said, but it ended up being a monologue with him and that move where one journalist even went as far as to say his collegues now stop and wait for the end move without trying to do anything to continue the move... Predictability!

If Liverpool require another midfielder or even an upgrade, then Coutinho isn't that player and if Liverpool want to sign someone to add depth for their front three, then Coutinho is a very expensive joker in the pack to have, a total luxury that cant be validated. I seriously have no idea which club needs a player like him to be one of the protagonists... Not even PSG. I can only see one club signing under this sort of scenario of bringing in a player that's up for grabs, expensive, very well known so you can market him too but doesnt end up solving any questions being asked of the previous issues that club had... That's Manchester United.

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4 hours ago, SirBalon said:

I personally think Liverpool would be absolutely mental to take him back. Klopp's Liverpool has evolved and is practically nothing like the side Coutinho played in which is amazing considering it's not all that long ago that he was a Liverpool player. I cant see how he fits into that side to be honest and I say this after really having analysed him properly by playing for a side that bases so much of its game on trying to obtain total midfield dominance.

Philippe was never diverse enough and with the immense discipline required to enter a Barça midfield from which his position was selected to play in a front three combination cutting in from the left which eases his trademark move that ends with a shot on goal. He ended up scoring a few of those goals he's known for playing for Barça but much to his dismay he would get criticised the day after in the sports journals and by the pundits on Spanish tv and radio... They would bypass the fact he'd scored a tremendous goal yet again and instead ask the question; "what does he offer this side that's different and necessary?"

Obviously goals are vital and that needn't be said, but it ended up being a monologue with him and that move where one journalist even went as far as to say his collegues now stop and wait for the end move without trying to do anything to continue the move... Predictability!

If Liverpool require another midfielder or even an upgrade, then Coutinho isn't that player and if Liverpool want to sign someone to add depth for their front three, then Coutinho is a very expensive joker in the pack to have, a total luxury that cant be validated. I seriously have no idea which club needs a player like him to be one of the protagonists... Not even PSG. I can only see one club signing under this sort of scenario of bringing in a player that's up for grabs, expensive, very well known so you can market him too but doesnt end up solving any questions being asked of the previous issues that club had... That's Manchester United.

We won’t take him back, it’s not a reputable source for us which usually means an agent trying to get more money. This is a French paper and he’s probably joining PSG, so it’s probably being directed at PSGs board hoping we won’t take him back.

Klopp was happy to sell, so that should speak volumes on its own.

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13 hours ago, Harry said:

We need to bring in a player that can slot into the front three to take some pressure off the main players, but that's not what Phil would be.

Asensio would be @Mel81x ;) 

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1 minute ago, Stan said:

Asensio would be @Mel81x ;) 

if Real sell him to us and take the swap of the table definitely ;)

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Just now, Mel81x said:

if Real sell him to us and take the swap of the table definitely ;)

How much would you be willing to pay for someone like Asensio (with no swap)?

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8 minutes ago, Stan said:

How much would you be willing to pay for someone like Asensio (with no swap)?

Ideally somewhere in the 40 - 60 range but considering the inflated market im sure he would be valued around 90+ considering his age and the fact that hes hot property right now. 

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Can't see this at all. Barcelona should be paying Liverpool to take him back if anything.

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Rurmours gathering momentum that Philippe Coutinho has said "Yes" to a possible deal to move to Paris Saint-Germain involving Neymar going the other way.

More to follow...

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I sweat those two wanted to play together. But they keep moving away at the same time.

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It seems Philippe Coutinho is quite upset due to the lack of info coming from the club (Barcelona).

His agent has today hit out at the club by stating that the club are talking to various potential buyers without informing the player or himself (the agent).

Surely after last season Coutinho KNOWS that if a good price is offered he’s out?

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11 hours ago, SirBalon said:

It seems Philippe Coutinho is quite upset due to the lack of info coming from the club (Barcelona).

His agent has today hit out at the club by stating that the club are talking to various potential buyers without informing the player or himself (the agent).

Surely after last season Coutinho KNOWS that if a good price is offered he’s out?

I'd take him back on a free.

If not ...... Thanks for the £143m Barca :D

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Amazing that Barca spent a quarter billion dollars on Phil and Dembele only to now be spending a third of billion a couple years later to replace them with Antoine and Neymar.

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Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho will reject the chance to join Manchester United and, while a return to Liverpool is possible, the 27-year-old Brazil international is more likely to join Paris St-Germain. (Express)

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He has various choices but he's always said that he couldn't ever join Man Utd due to his Liverpool past. The most likely moves if one happens are PSG or Bayern by the sounds of it. Although Liverpool have been in contact with Barcelona enquiring.

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1 minute ago, SirBalon said:

He has various choices but he's always said that he couldn't ever join Man Utd due to his Liverpool past. The most likely moves if one happens are PSG or Bayern by the sounds of it. Although Liverpool have been in contact with Barcelona enquiring.

Barcelona have only paid us roughly £70m so far for Coutinho with over £80m still owing. 

According to some sources we would consider taking him back but only for the amount still owed to us from the previous sale.

That would be great business from us and would be hilarious at the same time. Simplisticly it would mean they would have paid us £70m for loaning him for 18 months xD

Just love shafting Barcelona me. 

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2 minutes ago, LFCMadLad said:

Barcelona have only paid us roughly £70m so far for Coutinho with over £80m still owing. 

According to some sources we would consider taking him back but only for the amount still owed to us from the previous sale.

That would be great business from us and would be hilarious at the same time. Simplisticly it would mean they would have paid us £70m for loaning him for 18 months xD

Just love shafting Barcelona me. 

That's not what's been reported from the Barcelona based press but it would be funny if that were to occur and doom even more this present tenure of presidency and board.

What's being reported is that Liverpool would pay the difference. In other words Barcelona would get the money paid back and everything would be on a status quo with nobody losing.

Anyhow... The most probable move for Coutinho (if it happens) seems to be PSG.

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He'd be mad to come to Ligue 1

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Just now, SirBalon said:

That's not what's been reported from the Barcelona based press but it would be funny if that were to occur and doom even more this present tenure of presidency and board.

What's being reported is that Liverpool would pay the difference. In other words Barcelona would get the money paid back and everything would be on a status quo with nobody losing.

Anyhow... The most probable move for Coutinho (if it happens) seems to be PSG.

Yeah, I dont think anyone else would be that bothered about him at that price, except maybe Man Utd but they're shite and nobody wants to play for them. 

I maybe wrong but I reckon Coutinho is probably regretting ever leaving Liverpool. 

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18 minutes ago, LFCMadLad said:

Yeah, I dont think anyone else would be that bothered about him at that price, except maybe Man Utd but they're shite and nobody wants to play for them. 

I maybe wrong but I reckon Coutinho is probably regretting ever leaving Liverpool. 

He's already stated that he regrets leaving Liverpool as the season was coming to an end in Spain. But it would be unfair to blame him for taking the chance. How many players have found themselves in that situation when seemingly taking their next step in their career. Another Liverpool player encountered a similar outcome in Michael Owen where he moved to Real Madrid and ended up being a bench warmer when at the time of departing he was recognised as a world beater renowned thoughout the footballing world.

Philippe obviously had spent all his patience in waiting for success at Liverpool where he'd been for a long time. But sometimes players shouldn't look at the name of the club courting them and have more of a analytical outlook on where they're going. Coutinho was never suited to the way Barcelona play and @El Profesor said this exact thing at the time of his move (long before actually). None of this means a player is substandard at all due to modern football being all about the tactical game and that's where it could never work at Barcelona in this particular case for Coutinho. Paris Saint-Germain and their much more direct game is very suited to him.

Infact I don't think Philippe fits into what has eventually evolved at Liverpool under Klopp. He would at most be a luxury substitute that gives you the option to change things in the event of a game not going to plan. This at Liverpool.

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I don’t think we’re going to sign him again, I think he’s burnt all bridges with Klopp.

I also don’t see how a player who feigned injury and refused to play matches can turn around and have his agent say he loves that club and feels deeply connected to them in his heart.

And how would his teammates feel if he rejoined us? Him forcing a move out was basically him saying he doesn’t believe in them to win a trophy. Then we won Europe’s biggest trophy and humiliated Barca in the process and he wants to come crawling back.

He should be treated as persona non grata for the rest of his career in football by LFC and never have anything to do with us ever again.

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5 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

I don’t think we’re going to sign him again, I think he’s burnt all bridges with Klopp.

I also don’t see how a player who feigned injury and refused to play matches can turn around and have his agent say he loves that club and feels deeply connected to them in his heart.

And how would his teammates feel if he rejoined us? Him forcing a move out was basically him saying he doesn’t believe in them to win a trophy. Then we won Europe’s biggest trophy and humiliated Barca in the process and he wants to come crawling back.

He should be treated as persona non grata for the rest of his career in football by LFC and never have anything to do with us ever again.

Why is Luis Suárez treated differently by the fans then mate?

He pulled off two seperate stunts with, firstly with the Arsenal interest and finally with his eventual move to Barça.

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I harbour no ill will to Suarez or Coutinho. 

But I wouldn't want either of them back.

They moved on. So did we.

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