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Report: Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho to approve of loan switch to Liverpool

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Report: Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho to approve of loan switch to Liverpool

The Brazilian playmaker has fallen down the pecking order with the Spanish champions.

Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho is set to approve to an astonishing loan offer from Liverpool, according to Calciomercato.

The deal would see the 27-year-old join the Reds on loan for two years, with the club holding an option to purchase him for £88 million.

Coutinho swapped Anfield for the Nou Camp in 2018, with Liverpool recouping £142 million for his services, according to BBC Sport.

In 76 appearances for the Catalans giants, he has scored 21 goals and registered 11 assists – failing to hold down a regular place in the team.

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Liverpool defeated Tottenham in June to claim their sixth Champions League title.

There was, however, some disappointment in the league. Despite claiming 97 points they still couldn’t oust Manchester City to win their first Premier League title.

It seems unlikely that boss Jurgen Klopp will make wholesale changes to his squad this season.

 

Coutinho looks certain to leave Barcelona, however, and it remains to be seen if Liverpool can pull off this deal.

TBR Verdict

It will certainly be interesting to see what Liverpool fans make of Coutinho potentially returning.

The Brazilian downed tools somewhat to force through his move to the Nou Camp and that won’t have been forgotten on Merseyside.

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He can, however, still play.

Despite not making too many waves in La Liga, the little magician was mesmerising at times in the Premier League.

He would be capable of playing in any of Liverpool’s front three positions, or even in midfield.

The chance to play regular football would be a massive positive for Coutinho. If Klopp can offer him more games than he is currently getting at Barcelona, then the move could prove a good one for all parties.

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