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Former Liverpool star’s new valuation will delight Michael Edwards

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Former Liverpool star’s new valuation will delight Michael Edwards

Former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is now worth around (90 million) £80 million, according to Marca.

The Brazilian has had a tough time at Barcelona since leaving Anfield, and has seldom been out of the headlines with regards to his future.

Coutinho has not taken to Ernesto Valverde’s system, often being shunted out to a wide left position.

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The 27-year-old is much more effective as a free-roaming 10, but there is no room for him centrally.

The former Inter Milan prospect has been linked with a move back to the Premier League, with Manchester United Chelsea and a return to Liverpool having been mentioned.

Coutinho’s decline has been startling, and his new valuation really does reflect his struggles.

 

One man who may be looking at the situation positively though is Reds sporting director Michael Edwards, who facilitated the transfer.

TBR’s view

Edwards somehow managed to squeeze £105 million out of the Spanish giants up front, and the deal could eventually rise to £142 million (BBC Sport).

To see Coutinho’s value plummet to £80 million must be highly satisfying from a business standpoint.

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When Coutinho was sold there were fears that he would reach new heights at the Nou Camp and that his value would increase further.

There was a chance that the deal would have been a big mistake by Liverpool given the player’s ability to win games single-handedly.

But it would appear Edwards, who later signed Alisson and Virgil van Dijk, pulled off a masterstroke.

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