Liverpool sold the Brazilian wizard to Barcelona nearly 18 months ago.
In fact, the Sky Sports pundit said that he would have him back at Anfield 'in a heartbeat'.
The Brazilian schemer joined Barcelona from Liverpool nearly 18 months ago, but things haven't really gone to plan for Coutinho.
The 26-year-old is a divisive figure among a lot of Reds fans. Some believe that he has made his bed and should sleep in it, while others feel that he would still improve Jurgen Klopp's squad on Merseyside.
Here's how Liverpool fans reacted to Thompson's comments.
Much better bring Brandt for 25M, than bring back this absolute rat for 100M, imo— miTRVE_LFC (@mitrveLFC) May 14, 2019
Hell nah— Hybrid (@iam_hyb) May 14, 2019
Look, coutinho is a great player, knows how to fit in Liverpool and not in Barca. If Liverpool take him back he will be great midfielder and Barca can take very needed money. Perfect transaction if not for all the grudges.— Oda (@Odanoss) May 14, 2019
He made his bed when he forced his way out mid season, let him lie in it— Ciarán Delaney (@delaney_ciaran) May 14, 2019
Yes bring him back.— John Williamson (@birdiejoey2) May 14, 2019
Sounds like Thommo’s had a few too many bevvies!— Ken Sheppard (@KenSheppard3) May 14, 2019
Big fat no— Abdul⚽️ (@ftblabdul) May 14, 2019
Honestly this fan base is so obsessed with Coutinho OMG it's annoying rn.— the lizard king (@olfyttw) May 14, 2019
Heartbeat— Flight1903 (@flight_1903) May 14, 2019
Cheeky 85 million bid— billy (@Egyptiankingsal) May 14, 2019
Considering Liverpool fetched around £105 million for him, the Spanish side wouldn't be selling him for a cut-price at this stage.
Klopp would have to spend mega money on bringing him back and is he worth it? Well he's a fantastic footballer obviously, but there's already a brilliant balance to this Liverpool side and it makes little sense to disrupt that to accommodate Coutinho.
They have reached two Champions League finals in two years without the former Inter Milan playmaker, which is damning evidence that they don't strictly need him.
Have something to tell us about this article?