French sources cites reason why Liverpool are open to Coutinho return

Date published: Monday 1st July 2019 10:20

Liverpool are open to bringing Philippe Coutino back to Anfield, according to a French source.

The Brazilian recently admitted that he does “not know” what the future holds after a season to forget with Barcelona.

Just 10 days ago Le10Sport claimed Liverpool were in the frame to bring the attacker back to England and now the same source has one again suggested that Jurgen Klopp’s men are interested in a reunion.

Apparently Liverpool have decided to make a move for Coutinho after he announced he could never sign for their rivals Manchester United out of respect for Klopp’s men.

And for that reason Klopp and the Liverpool board are understood to be ready to give Coutinho another shot at Anfield.

Coutinho, who is currently on international duty in Brazil, made 34 appearances but only 22 starts, scoring five goals, as Barca won LaLiga last season – though he fared slightly better with three Champions League goals and three in the Copa del Rey.

Barcelona are understood to be open to selling the 27-year-0ld, and it can only be assumed that the French publication’s information is coming via a contact in Paris.

Paris Saint-Germain have also been heavily linked with the player and last month Paris United claimed that Coutinho’s representative Kia Joorabchian had met with PSG transfer guru Antero Henrique on numerous occasions in London

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Liverpool chairman Tom Werner speaking to the Liverpool Echo before the Champions League final, claimed that Coutinho probably regrets his £142million move to Spain in January 2018.

He said: “I would just point to the story of Philippe Coutinho. I have only good things to say about Philippe. But I think he left Liverpool because he wanted to play for one of the two big Spanish clubs.

“We tried to convince him that we had the club moving in the right direction and that he could experience big Champions League occasions by staying at Liverpool.

“I think he probably regrets his decision.”

 

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