The Brazil international has scored winning goals against the Etihad Stadium outfit at Anfield in the last two seasons and has been in sparkling form of late for Brendan Rodgers’ men.
With City’s season stuttering and a summer revamp likely, a move for Coutinho would certainly make sense.
The South American has the vision, energy and attacking threat to breath life into a tiring City midfield and his combination play with the likes of David Silva and Sergio Aguero would be mouthwatering.
However, despite the importance of Sterling to the Liverpool cause, losing Coutinho would arguably be an even bigger blow to the Merseyside club.
The former Inter playmaker has been pulling the strings for the Reds in recent months, with his range of passing and eye for a killer pass being a key factor in Sterling excelling in the team’s attack.
With Coutinho getting national recognition in the senior Brazil set-up and seemingly happy at the club, rebuffing any attempts from City, regardless of the money on offer, is a move Liverpool must make at the earliest opportunity.