Liverpool Transfer News: Philippe Coutinho’s agent claims that his client will only join Liverpool, if he decides to come back to England.
Liverpool are speculated to make attempts to bring back Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, as the Brazilian International had an underwhelming campaign with the Catalan giants, and reportedly shown the exit doors.
To fuel the speculations, a report by Give Me Sport claims that Coutinho’s agent Kia Joorabchian has revealed that a move to Liverpool would be the only option for the former talisman if he was to return to the Premier League.
“It would be very difficult for Philippe to play for any of Liverpool’s rivals, because he has such a great affinity towards Liverpool. His time there was fantastic.
“Yes, but like all big players at some point, you want to experience a different thing in your career because your career is very short, but it [his Anfield exit] has no reflection on the fact his heart and affinity is very much with Liverpool.”
“Every time we’ve spoken about it we’ve had that same conversation, he would find it hard to play for another club in the Premier League.
“I know he was cheering every time they had the chance. Lucas Leiva is the same way. A lot of these guys who leave Liverpool remain Liverpool fans.
“Obviously if he were to move back [to the Premier League], it would have to be Liverpool, but at the moment I think it would be difficult and it would be up to them.”
The 27-year-old midfielder had a great tenure at Liverpool, after he amassed 54 goals, and gained 45 assists in 201 games for the Reds. The same was expected from Coutinho to continue at Barcelona, since he became the costliest signing made by the Blaugranas.
However, the player failed to stand up to the expectations, and reportedly looking for different prospects to reignite his career.
How twitter reacted
Regardless of what you think about Phil Coutinho's potential return to Liverpool, the fact remains he's a world class player and any team in the world would be lucky to have him. Elite tier footballer 🇧🇷https://t.co/15FBolvw1n
— RF9 🇧🇷 (@SambaRole) July 15, 2019
Liverpool should make it public they want Coutinho. Release a tweet with his best goals and assists. Unsettle him. Make a series of small bids. Then finally agree a fee with Barça.
Then make it known he has failed his medical due to a bad back and drop the transfer interest. pic.twitter.com/qxp9LTxQ9k
— Tim (@TimDuffy83) July 15, 2019
Could you forgive and forget and have Coutinho back at Liverpool?pic.twitter.com/Jwbdu25DtX
— Spion Kop ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@TheKopHQ) July 14, 2019
Klopp wanted to bring Gotze to Liverpool after he joined Dortmund’s main rivals in Bayern, you think he gives a fuck about Coutinho pursuing his dream move to Barcelona? He’d bring him back in a second if the terms are right.
— Jack Moore (@Jack_Moore7) July 14, 2019
Jurgen Klopp: “Go somewhere else, to Barca, to Bayern or to Real, and you will be just another player. Here (Liverpool) you can be something more."
These words would make sense to Coutinho right now more than it ever did. pic.twitter.com/6UzEeN72ky
— Ediye (@iamOkon) July 12, 2019
The reports of Coutinho’s return to the Premier league are fueling, and its now on Klopp to make a big move for hi former team player to add the required depth into his squad.