It is an exciting time to be a Liverpool fan right now. Tuesday’s epic 4-0 win over Barcelona earned them a second successive Champions League final, whilst Sunday could see them lift the Premier League title.
The chances of them winning the league are slim. They need to defeat Wolves and hope that Manchester City fail to overcome Brighton and Hove Albion.
Regardless of what happens in the coming weeks, it is fair to say that Jurgen Klopp has placed Liverpool back among the elite of English football.
The summer will probably see the German boss enter the transfer market. Quality over quantity will be the order of the day, given that his squad is already relatively strong.
Some news has emerged today courtesy of Spanish publication AS that Philippe Coutinho could be available for £86 million this summer. Cheap in comparison to the £142 million (BBC Sport) which they paid Liverpool for his services.
Coutinho’s move to the Nou Camp has not gone according to plan and the Reds would be wise to avoid a sentimental re-signing of the Brazilian.
The 26-year-old has just five league goals and two assists to his name this season, with his career taking a massive nosedive with the Catalan giants.
In 74 games he has scored 21 goals and created 11 in the way of assists. He has been used as a peripheral member of the squad and that has seen his confidence drop.
Liverpool have moved on in Coutinho’s absence. The playmaker was class at Anfield. Barcelona opted to fork out such a humungous fee for his services for a reason, but that shouldn’t tempt them back into a move.
Klopp now has better players at his disposal and he would be wise to not include Coutinho on his summer shopping list.