Report suggests price Philippe Coutinho is available for, should Liverpool bid?

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

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, but the move hasn't worked out as hoped.

Philippe Coutinho of FC Barcelona during the La Liga Santander  match between Espanyol v FC Barcelona at the RCDE Stadium on December 8, 2018 in Cornella Spain

According to AS, Barcelona would be open to taking a big loss on Philippe Coutinho, which leads to questions over whether Liverpool should attempt to bring him back.

Barca paid £140 million (Guardian) to Liverpool to bring in Coutinho, but the transfer hasn’t worked as desired.

 

The Brazilian has struggled at the Nou Camp, and AS say that Ernesto Valverde’s side would be open to selling him for £86 million now.

At that price he may just appeal to Liverpool again, as he could offer a great deal to their current side. 

Liverpool supporters and Jurgen Klopp would have to be forgiving of Coutinho, given the way he went about his exit from Anfield, but there is no questioning his talent.

In his brief time at Liverpool with Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane he worked really well in tandem with them.

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

The prospect of adding Coutinho back to their attack is surely tantalising for any Liverpool supporter.

The Reds may have been absolutely brilliant this season, but there is a feeling that a world-class playmaker would take them to new heights and Coutinho would certainly fit that description.

And Liverpool must give serious thought to bringing Coutinho back to Anfield, now the opportunity to do so is reportedly available.

Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L) vies with Manchester United's English midfielder Scott McTominay during the UEFA Champions league first leg quarter-final football...

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