Report: Philippe Coutinho tells teammates that Liverpool want to sign Real Madrid ace Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal during the La Liga match between Real Betis and Real Madrid at Benito Villamrin stadium on February 18, 2018 in...

Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing Real Madrid's Karim Benzema in the summer, according to former player Philippe Coutinho.

Barcelona's new Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho smiles as he holds a press conference in Barcelona on January 8, 2018.

According to Spanish media outlet, and well known gossip mongers Don Balon, Philippe Coutinho has told his Barcelona teammates that his former club Liverpool will try to sign Real Madrid ace Karim Benzema in the summer.

The Merseyside outfit will surely be big players during the summer transfer window, and will be heavily armed with cash, after recouping £145 million from Coutinho's sale to the Spanish giants last month.

The Reds currently have one of the scariest attacking line-ups in Europe, but there is definitely a void that still needs to be filled following the Brazilian's exit from Anfield.

Karim Benzema of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring his teamÕs opening goal during the Copa del Rey, Quarter Final, Second Leg match between Real Madrid and Leganes at the Santiago...

It could also be argued that more competition for Roberto Firmino is required, if Liverpool are to mount a sustained push for major honours on all fronts next season.

Don Balon believe that Jürgen Klopp is lining up a summer swoop for Benzema. They claim that Coutinho has told his Barca teammates that his former club are keen on bringing the Frenchman to Anfield.

The suggestion seems a strange one, though, what with Benzema's playing style not being suited at all to Klopp's high intensity pressing philosophy.

Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema poses during a press conference on September 21, 2017 at the Santiago Barnabeu in Madrid.

The German also likes his front three to drop deep and interchange positions throughout the duration of a match. The Madrid ace is at his most effective when operating as an out-and-out centre-forward, and it is questionable as to whether he could adjust his playing style to fit in under Klopp's regime at this late stage in his career.

Anything can happen in football, but Benzema moving to Anfield seems to be a far-fetched idea to say the very least.

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