Liverpool ‘looked into re-signing Philippe Coutinho last summer’ before Brazilian made £19million loan move to Bayern Munich from Barcelona
Liverpool reportedly looked into re-signing Philippe Coutinho last summer before the Brazilian made the move on loan to Bayern Munich.
The Reds sold Coutinho to Barcelona for £145million in January 2018 but the 27-year-old has struggled at the Nou Camp.
The playmaker was sent out on loan to Bundesliga giants Bayern last summer but prior to that switch Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp spoke with the club’s sporting director Michael Edwards over an attempt to seal Coutinho’s return, according to The Athletic.
Liverpool reportedly looked into re-signing playmaker Philippe Coutinho last summer
Coutinho completed a season-long loan move worth £19million to Germany last August with Bayern paying his £11million-a-year wage on top of an initial £8m fee.
The attacking midfielder has scored seven goals and supplied eight assists in 27 matches for Bayern this campaign.
Since Coutinho’s departure from Anfield, Liverpool have gone from strength to strength. They won the Champions League last June and look set to end their wait for a league title this season.
Reds sold Coutinho to Barcelona for £145m in 2018 but 27-year-old has struggled at Nou Camp
Klopp’s side are currently 22 points clear at the summit of the Premier League with 13 games left to play.
Although former Liverpool winger Steve McManaman has suggested the Reds could still do with a player of Coutinho’s ilk.
‘There are rumours that Xherdan Shaqiri may leave at the end of the season, and Adam Lallana may want to play more often. If there’s space available then I’d certainly like Coutinho back, as he was a wonderful player for Liverpool. He’s that type of player that when plan A isn’t working he can change the game,’ he told HorseRacing.net last week.
Coutinho completed a season-long loan move worth £19million to Bayern Munich last August