A bizarre scenario has been revealed that could lead to Barcelona having to fork £4.5m over to Liverpool regarding Philippe Coutinho’s success with Bayern.
The Brazilian departed Anfield for the Camp Nou in 2018 for a fee potentially rising to a whopping £142m.
Despite becoming a dynamic and consistent performer with The Reds, Coutinho struggled to replicate his form in Spain.
A loan spell with Bayern Munich materialised at the start of the campaign. Though the Bavarians appear unlikely to turn that stint permanent.
Regardless, Coutinho’s success at Bayern could in fact bring about a tidy financial injection for Liverpool.
According to The Mirror, The Reds will receive £4.5m from Barcelona if Coutinho wins the Champions League with Bayern this season.
That bizarre situation could arise because many of Coutinho’s add-ons were ‘player-specific rather than club-specific’.
The 27-year-old scored twice against his parent club as Barcelona were humiliated 8-2, and Bayern are duly registered as favourites for the competition.
The Mirror state that Coutinho’s clauses related to winning the Champions League in either the 2018-29 or 2019-20 season. Though incredibly, the stipulation did not specify it had to be for Barcelona.
The Brazilian’s future after this season remains unclear, though speculation has grown over a possible return to England with Arsenal.
Klopp receives prestigious award
Jurgen Klopp has been confirmed as the Premier League Manager of the Year for guiding Liverpool to the title.
Klopp enhanced his cult status at Anfield by bringing home their first league title in 30 years this season. Liverpool won the league by an incredible 18-point margin.
After coming close to the crown last season, Klopp led Liverpool to the end of a long wait for domestic glory, after winning the Champions League with them in 2019.
Consequently, he was named as the LMA Manager of the Year – ahead of Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder, Wycome Wanderers’ Gareth Ainsworth and Leeds United’s Marcelo Bielsa.
Now, he has also been confirmed as the Premier League Manager of the Year. Klopp finishes ahead of Wilder, Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers.