Jurgen Klopp re-signed his contract with Liverpool keeping him tied to the club till at least 2022. Now the club want to concentrate on the current first team players to get the Reds to the top.
The first player to be addressed has to be Phillipe Coutinho.
He only signed a new contract 18-months ago, but his great form this season for both club and country has caught the eye of Barcelona, as well as currently reported PSG.
Preventing a repeat of the Luis Suarez debacle
Liverpool will be particularly desperate to tie Coutinho after the Luis Suarez debacle. The pursuit lasting what seemed like an eternity!!
Talk about unsettling our star players.
Suarez has torn La Liga apart forming a formidable partnership with Messi and Neymar – both have been linked with moves out of the club.
Coutinho would be the perfect fit for them, so it’s hardly a surprise they want him. The big test is for FSG to rebuff these stories and prove we’re not a selling club.
It’s difficult for any player to say no when either Barcelona or Real Madrid come calling – so it’s hardly a surprise Liverpool are treating this with upmost urgency.
Link with Neymar
Coutinho plays alongside Barcelona Forward Neymar for Brazil, so naturally you can appreciate there are some worries that he could be tempted by a move to the Nou Camp.
He has really started the season in style with an impressive free-kick against Arsenal. Scoring four goals and three assists in eight appearances in all competitions this season so far. His partnership with Mane and Firmino is really blossoming, most Liverpool fans me included would like to see this develop – imagine what it’d be like when they all hit their prime?
Coutinho is adaptable – when Sturridge came on against Swansea due to a Lallana injury Coutinho shone in his new role further deeper.
Gaining control of the game and putting his stamp on it.
He has been linked with PSG recently – with them looking at submitting another offer shortly. Rumours this time a player plus cash offer. Klopp’s favourite Lucas Moura is being linked this time.
What do you think? Can you see Barcelona putting in an offer? Feel free to leave a comment.
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