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Report: Barcelona could pay Liverpool £17m due to Coutinho clause

Liverpool need to raise funds for summer signings. Most of this cash will come from player sales. However, we could net a significant chunk of money for the next window thanks to a clause in a deal from days gone by. According to AS in Spain, Barcelona could pay Liverpool £17m this season.

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Liverpool sell Philippe Coutinho

Back in 2018 Kopites had their hearts broken but we got over it quickly.

Liverpool sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for £142m.

The Brazilian was arguably the best attacking midfielder in the world at the time and Barca were determined to bag him.

We sold him for an astronomical fee and used the money to bring in Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.

A few months later we were in the Champions League final.

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A year later we won the thing.

Meanwhile, Philly was failing to impress in Spain and was looking like a costly mistake.

Barcelona face Liverpool payment

Part of the deal which took the Brazilian to Spain involved a number of clauses.

According to AS, one such clause is that Barcelona have to pay Liverpool £17m once the midfielder reaches 100 appearances.

As it stands he has played 90 times for the Catalan club.

As a result, if the Spanish side can’t move him on this summer then they face paying the Reds a hefty sum.

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Considering how much we need to do in the transfer market it could be massively beneficial to us if the La Liga outfit can’t shift him.

That £17m could go a long way in January.

Perhaps we could use that windfall to pay Kylian Mbappe’s signing on fee when he inevitably joins us on a free transfer?

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