Barcelona are willing to sell Philippe Coutinho this summer and want €100million (£85m), according to Italian news outlet Calciomercato.
The report says Coutinho is keen on a move to Manchester United as a summer move away from Camp Nou appears likelier than ever.
Liverpool aren’t mentioned at all and although I would understand completely if Klopp didn’t make a move, Coutinho is exactly what is missing from the current team at Anfield.
The Brazilian’s ingenuity on the ball and ability to score from outside the box have been missing since he completed a £142m move to Barcelona. If it’s true he is free to leave for just £85m, it would be a terrible mistake to not make an approach.
Xherdan Shaqiri was in fine form at the start of the season but for whatever reason, he has been limited to just two starts since the start of the year.
Liverpool are desperately in need of a midfielder who can find the back of the net as well as constantly put pressure on opposition defenders by attempting through balls in between central defenders and full backs.
If Klopp decides against making a move to sign Coutinho, he cannot afford to completely ignore signing a player of his ilk. The likes of Ziyech, Isco and Havertz would all be excellent choices.
The money is there to be spent and whatever the result of Liverpool’s Premier and Champions League bids, reinforcement is needed.