Liverpool are going to be linked with every player under the sun in the coming weeks and months. The Reds have plenty of business to do in order to right the wrongs of their derailed title defence. According to reports in Spain, Liverpool have been offered Philippe Coutinho on a free transfer, fans are divided on the suggestion.
Rise and fall of Philippe Coutinho
He was a God, a king, a magician.
In his heyday at Liverpool, Philippe Coutinho was arguably the best attacking midfielder in the world.
In his final full season with the Reds he netted 13 and assisted seven in 28 starts and three sub appearances.
He scored seven and assisted six in 13 starts in the 2017/18 season before Barcelona swept in and bagged him for £142m, funding the purchases of Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.
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He failed to establish himself at Barcelona, never satisfying the coaches and the fan base.
Eventually he was loaned to Bayern Munich and he scored for the Germans against Barca as the Bundesliga side marched to Champions League glory.
Liverpool offered Philippe Coutinho for free
Every summer the Brazilian is linked with a way out of the Spanish side.
This time around AS has claimed that Liverpool have been offered Philippe Coutinho for free effectively.
The outlet has claimed that Barcelona still owe £50m from the initial sale and they’re willing to send Coutinho back to Anfield if the Reds will cancel this debt.
However, the validity of these claims is up in the air with some believing the debt has been sold to a bank, leaving Liverpool with no power to cancel it.
Fans aren’t singing from the same hymn sheet on this one, some Kopites are willing to roll back the years, others have long and bitter memories of his exit.