According to reports from Sport, Liverpool are once again monitoring the situation regarding Philippe Coutinho who is currently on loan with Bayern Munich from Barcelona.
Reports from the Spanish publication claim that Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Coutinho in the summer transfer window with Bayern supposedly unwilling to sign the Brazilian playmaker on a permanent deal.
Coutinho, 27, has clocked up 31 appearances for the Bundesliga champions this season scoring nine goals whilst also registering eight assists. However, the former Inter Milan prodigy has fallen out of favour with interim manager Hans-Dieter Flick with Coutinho starting just two of Bayern’s previous six league matches.
The Brazil international is on loan at Germany until the end of the season with German giants unsure whether to exercise their option to make the deal permanent for the set transfer fee of €120 million (£103.81 million), according to the report.
One thing that has become clear is that Barcelona have no interested in maintaining the services of Coutinho who joined the La Liga champions in January 2018 from Liverpool for an agreed fee of £142m [BBC Sport]
Barcelona have made it clear that they want to sell and cash in on the former Liverpool man which has attracted the attention of his former club who reportedly will be monitoring the situation closely.
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Liverpool were given the opportunity to sign Coutinho on loan last season but Jurgen Klopp made it clear that the Reds had no interest in bringing the Barcelona man back to Anfield due to the player’s high wages.
Indeed, Coutinho is a phenomenal player and, of course, would improve the bulk of Liverpool’s already star-studded squad but as reported by the Independent, plausibility and cost are the defining factors behind any Liverpool transfer under FSG.
Unless Liverpool believe they can secure Coutinho for a cut-price fee it is very difficult to imagine a scenario where any possible deal could materialise.