Liverpool have not put a foot wrong in the transfer market in recent seasons. They have generated millions in player sales and spent their money wisely. According to The Express, Liverpool could be set to rival Manchester United for the signature of Philippe Coutinho.

According to reports, Liverpool could be set to rival Manchester United for Philippe Coutinho.

According to reports, Liverpool could be set to rival Manchester United for Philippe Coutinho. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Liverpool sold Coutinho to Barcelona in January 2018.

Michael Edwards managed to squeeze the Catalan giants for £142m when he sold the Brazilian.

Since arriving at the Camp Nou, Coutinho has seen his career spiralling.

After struggling for time in Spain, the midfielder was moved on loan to Bayern Munich.

With reports suggesting that Bayern won’t take up their option to make the move permanent, the question has become: where will he move next?

The Express have claimed that Liverpool could rival Manchester United for Philippe Coutinho, with Barcelona willing to take £77m for the playmaker.

What RTK has to say

 

This is a difficult one to call.

There can be no denying that Coutinho is a talented footballer, he was the pivotal figure of our side until the ascendancy of Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.

With The Independent reporting that The Reds are more focused on adding variety to their squad, bringing back Coutinho wouldn’t be a bad option.

However, with the Brazilian forcing a move out of the club, taking him back would be a show of weakness by The Reds.

We need to make sure that players are aware that they aren’t bigger than the club, to take Phil back after his forcing of a move would be a step backwards.

Thankfully, we have Michael Edwards and Jürgen Klopp to make such decisions, in the recruitment team we trust.

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