It would be a great move: Jamie Redknapp suggests a shock Coutinho swap deal for Liverpool

Sky Sports commentator Jamie Redknapp looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 18, 2015 in...

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho continues to be linked with Barcelona.

Luis Suarez of FC Barcelona scores his team's third goal past Inigo Martinez of Real Sociedad de Futbol during the Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg match between FC Barcelona and Real...

Pundit Jamie Redknapp has told the Daily Mail that he thinks Liverpool should ask for Barcelona striker Luis Suarez in exchange for playmaker Philippe Coutinho.

The Reds enjoyed a superb Sunday afternoon, as they hammered Bournemouth 4-0 at the Vitality Stadium, with Coutinho playing a starring role once again.

Coutinho opened the scoring in the 4-0 thrashing by going on a mazy run and sliding the ball home, before setting up Roberto Firmino for the final goal with an inch-perfect cross.

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool at Vitality Stadium on December 17, 2017 in Bournemouth, England.Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool

The problem for Liverpool fans is that question marks still hang over Coutinho's long-term future at Anfield, with links to Barcelona persisting ahead of the January transfer window.

Liverpool managed to fend off Barca over the summer as they attempted to land Coutinho following Neymar's exit, but many expect the Catalan giants to return with a new offer in 2018 – possibly next month.

Jurgen Klopp won't be too keen on the idea of losing one of his top players in the middle of the season, but pundit and former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has offered a different solution.

Redknapp has told the Daily Mail that he would love to see Liverpool demand Luis Suarez in exchange for Coutinho, after the 30-year-old hit 82 goals in 133 games for the Reds before his 2014 move to Barca.

Sky Sports commentator Jamie Redknapp looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou on March 18, 2015 in...

Redknapp, who praised Coutinho for his 'sensational' display against Bournemouth, believes that bringing in a host of players to replace the Brazilian could be difficult, and feels that a move to re-sign Suarez would be 'great'.

“Philippe Coutinho was sensational for Liverpool at Bournemouth. The Reds should enjoy him while they can before Barcelona come calling again in the summer,” said Redknapp. “Even if Liverpool receive in excess of the £138million Barcelona bid last summer, there are few like-for-like players they can buy — while bringing in a number of players is not always the best option.”

“Instead, Liverpool should ask Barcelona to swap Coutinho for Luis Suarez. The striker has not been as prolific as in recent seasons and the Liverpool fans would love a returning hero. It would be a great move for both the club and the Premier League,” he added.

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