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Report: Liverpool set for substantial payout if Philippe Coutinho wins CL

Liverpool could be set for a substantial payout from Barcelona if Philippe Coutinho were to win the Champions League with Bayern Munich according to the latest report from The Mirror.

Bayern Munich’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (C) scores his team’s eighth goal during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final football match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon on August 14, 2020. (Photo by Manu Fernandez / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MANU FERNANDEZ/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The Reds could potentially cash-in €5m (£4.5m) if the Brazilian were to claim his first European Cup of his respected career in Lisbon on August 23.

After the Catalonia giants purchased the former Liverpool star for a gargantuan transfer fee of £142m in 2018, the Reds orchestrated a number of add-on clauses that involve the club receiving a seven-figure sum should Coutinho ever claim club football’s biggest prize.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 01: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool and Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool embrace after the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James Park on October 1, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The eye-watering figure that Barcelona paid for the Brazil international effectively paid for Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker who have both transformed Liverpool into English, European and world champions.

Coutinho, 28, came off the bench against his parent club Barcelona to score two goals as well as provide an assist as Bayern Munich romped to a stunning 8-2 victory in the quarter-finals of the competition.

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And if that was not humiliating enough for the La Liga heavyweights who are currently in freefall, it could get a lot worse financially if Bayern are to go on and win the tournament.

The clauses that were inserted into Coutinho’s Barcelona contract upon his arrival at the Nou Camp included a number of player-specific add-ons rather than club-specific.

With that said, one of the clauses dictates that Barcelona will have to fork out £4.5 million if Coutinho were to win the Champions League in either 2018/19 or 2019/20, yet it does not specify that he had to be a Barcelona player if he won the competition.

Bayern will face either Manchester City or Lyon in Wednesday night’s semi-final contest before a potential final on Sunday.

Further reports from The Mail indicate that Arsenal’s loan pursuit of the former Liverpool star has reached the ‘advanced stages’ and a move could be imminent.

Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian has been touted as the major influence behind a potential deal following his growing reputation at the Emirates having already brought David Luiz and Cedric Soares to the club, while he is also helped negotiate the signing of another one of his clients, Willian, who signed from Chelsea on Friday.

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