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Report: Jurgen Klopp ready to forgive Philippe Coutinho

Mundo Deportivo reports that Liverpool manager is ready to forgive Philippe Coutinho and offer him a return to Anfield if the opportunity presents itself.

The Reds have returned to pre-season and are gearing up for another exciting domestic and European campaign.

There are yet to be any major incomings at Melwood this summer and with fans growing impatient, a report from Spain indicates an unlikely marquee signing could be sealed.

Coutinho joined Barcelona in January 2018 and while he has won two La Liga titles, he has performed poorly on an individual level and has incurred the wrath of the Camp Nou on several different occasions.

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Klopp is ready to forgive Coutinho and offer him a path back into his Liverpool side, Mundo Deportivo surprisingly reports.

It is an unlikely transfer given all that has happened between Liverpool and the Brazilian as well as taking into account how the Reds have succeeded in his absence.

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The report says that Liverpool are paying close attention to Coutinho’s situation as a potential Neymar return to Barcelona is assessed by the Spanish club’s directors.

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As was the case in 2017, the whole of Europe has awoken while the prospect of Neymar switching clubs is touted, with the potential ripple effect cause for concern for a number of clubs, with prices skyrocketing after his shock move to PSG suggesting something similar could happen once more.

Liverpool don’t need Coutinho as much as it once seemed they did and unless he was sold back to the Merseysiders for a bargain fee, it makes little sense to splash the cash on a player that won’t necessarily start every game.

It could be true that Klopp is assessing Coutinho’s situation, he would be negligent not to. But there is no guarantee that he is seriously considering re-signing a player that essentially made a mockery of the club to force a move to Barcelona.

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