PSG will offer star attacker in exchange for Philippe Coutinho

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Philippe Coutinho at White Hart Lane
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According to Le10 Sport, Paris Saint-Germain is willing to offer big money and Lucas Moura in order to convince Liverpool to sell. 

This is just getting annoying. Coutinho is Liverpool’s standout player and has adapted perfectly to English football. When he arrived he was skillful, yet hesitant to get stuck in. In the last three and a half seasons that he has spent on Merseyside, the Brazilian has learnt to manipulate the English game to suit him and it would be unwise to trade him for another South American who may or may not make the switch to the Premier League successfully.

The Empire of the Kop’s Jordan Chamberlain put it perfectly, “Even if you give us Thiago Siva, Angel di Maria and Marco Verratti, we’d rather keep our Phil. Call us stupid, but we’ve grown quite attached to Liverpool’s Brazilian magician.”

This attachment to Coutinho is something that stretches past his mastery over a football. He has become part of Liverpool in his three and a half years in the city. His hard work and passion have endeared him to those who grace the terraces every week.

Jurgen Klopp would be very unwilling to sell one of the chief components of his high-pressing attacking unit just for money and a player with bucket loads of pace. Coutinho has become pivotal to everything Liverpool does and while the team could cope for a few months without him as a result of injury, I don’t believe that selling yet another of our biggest players can mean anything good for the future of the club.

So, unless we buy Marco Reus with the cash we get from Coutinho’s hypothetical sale, there is no real benefit to selling him. Klopp is very much a pragmatic man and one who works with the pros and cons of a situation and, in this scenario, the disadvantages outweigh the advantages.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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