Philippe Coutinho has enhanced his reputation within the game since his move to Liverpool in 2013, and is now considered one of the world's best.
Ronaldo in action for Brazil
Real Madrid legend Ronaldo has spoken of his desire to see Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho move to the Bernabeu, during a live interview with Onda Cero’s “El Transistor” radio show.
The Brazilian, 40, is a keen admirer of Coutinho, and singled him out as the player he would love to see his former club sign.
The former Madrid, Inter Milan and Barcelona striker was speaking live on Onda Cero's radio show, and highlighted his compatriot as one of the game's most exciting talents:
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho celebrates
“I would like to see Coutinho at Real Madrid, the Liverpool player."
The 24-year-old has established himself as one of the most important players at Anfield since his switch to Merseyside in January 2013, and has gone on to make 115 league appearances for the Reds, scoring 24 goals and chipping in with 19 assists.
He is surely a player who Reds boss Jürgen Klopp will want to keep at the club at all costs, and possibly even build his side around over the next five years.
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho in action
The La Liga giants are well renowned for getting their man, once they set their sights on someone, however, so Liverpool fans will be hoping that they do not test the Liverpool hierarchy's resolve with a concrete offer.
Much will depend on how competitive the Reds can become under Klopp, both domestically and on the continent.
Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho