Liverpool & Barcelona
Liverpool fans may be forgiven for smacking their heads against a brick wall today.
That’s because it’s Groundhog Day. Again.
According to the front page of Spanish daily Sport, Barcelona are once again on the trail of Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.
The splash tells readers “Coutinho Reactivated”.
Cover: "Coutinho Reactivated" Barça are following the midfielder again. Liverpool could let go of him this winter or next summer. [sport] pic.twitter.com/PVa7Qh1KtQ
— Barcastuff (@barcastuff__) September 25, 2017
Philippe Coutinho to leave Anfield?
The way Sport tell the story, Liverpool may finally be willing to allow Coutinho to leave.
Liverpool, it’s claimed, are studying the idea of opening talks with Barcelona for the transfer of their Brazilian star.
Since the transfer market closed on August 31, there have been “several moves” to make the transfer of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona possible in January.
Critically, say Sport, Coutinho’s representatives have told Liverpool executives that their client still wants to leave for Barcelona.
The narrative is spun in Sport that if Coutinho doesn’t leave Liverpool in January, he’ll join Barcelona next summer instead.
The €200 million price is once again raised as Coutinho’s possible transfer fee.
Coutinho scored v Leicester
Philippe Coutinho was on target on Saturday as Liverpool won 3-2 away at Leicester.
The Brazilian found the target with a brilliant free-kick from distance.
It’s also worth noting that Coutinho has recently spoken about his failed move to Barcelona in the summer.
As everyone knows, Coutinho tried to force a move to Barcelona in the summer.
Coutinho spoke to ESPN Brasil about his failed Barcelona move, making the following comments:
What happened was a job offer and, in life, sometimes you get interested, sometimes you don’t, and in my case, as everybody knows, I got interested, my family too.
But as I’ve always said, it’s a great honour to receive an offer from such a great club like that, but it’s also a great honour being here, Liverpool is great club worldwide.
Now I’m here and I’ll give my best, as always.