The Brazilian playmaker left the Reds for Barcelona in 2018 for £142million (The Guardian) but has struggled to succeed with the Catalan giants.
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Never truly replaced in a positional or creative sense since leaving Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp took the opportunity to implement a new approach following Coutinho’s departure – focussed on influential full-backs.
Now the emergence of Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones, in particular, has seen the Reds’ with a more prominent creative spark in central areas.
Perhaps re-signing the £18million valued star early on in his nightmarish Barcelona adventure would’ve appealed to some. But now it seems as though too much water has gone under that bridge.
This all comes as journalist Sique Rodríguez Gairí claims Barcelona still owe Liverpool €42million (£35.6million) on the original transfer.
Regardless of finances and the nature of the link, this has to be a non-starter.