Barcelona have reportedly put Philippe Coutinho up for sale, according to Calciomercato, but Liverpool shouldn’t make an approach to re-sign the Brazilian unless it was for below £100million.
The last two weeks have been absolutely brilliant for Liverpool as they made sure they reached the final of the Champions League in historic fashion, beating Barcelona 4-0 in the second leg to come back from a three-goal deficit.
They also finished second in the Premier League with the third highest ever points tally.
For Philippe Coutinho, it has been the culmination of an awful season on a personal level for the former Inter Milan midfielder.
Since joining Barcelona from Liverpool, he has struggled to make his mark and has been placed on the transfer list, according to Calciomercato.
Given his talents, it’s unquestionable that he will have several options to choose from and one of them should be the chance to return to Anfield this summer.
For Liverpool, it would solve the problem that his departure caused but it would only make sense if it didn’t cost Liverpool a third of the revenue generated this season.
If Michael Edwards could arrange a move for him that would see the Reds shelve out less than £100million then that would be absolutely fantastic but if the Liverpool sporting director can’t manage it, the Anfield outfit should move on once and for all.
Jurgen Klopp re-signed both Mario Gotze and Shinji Kagawa while at Dortmund after the pair left for greener pastures at Bayern Munich and Manchester United respectively.
Not only did Klopp re-sign Gotze at Dortmund, he also tried to sign the 26-year-old in his first summer transfer window while at Liverpool.
While that might have fallen through, it does show that the German manager does have previous when it comes to giving players a second chance.
The 51-year-old might be ruthless and dedicated to team ethic but he also recognises that humans make mistakes.
And boy, did Coutinho make a big one.