Liverpool arguably sealed the greatest transfer deal of this century when they sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in 2018.
Signed for only £8.5m from Inter Milan in 2013, the gifted Brazilian rose to the stature of cult-hero at Anfield, managing over 200 appearances in all competitions.
Like Luis Suarez, when it was Coutinho’s turn to leave Liverpool to join Barcelona, the Reds made sure they made the best possible deal out of him.
According to reports from BBC, Liverpool sold Coutinho in a £142m deal, one of the most expensive transfers of all time.
Liverpool rebuilt the squad with the money, signed Alisson and Virgil van Dijk, and went on to win the Champions League and the Premier League in the past three seasons.
Coutinho failed horribly at Camp Nou, leaving Barcelona’s begging on their knees for clubs to just take him away.
The Brazilian has been linked with a move to the Premier League for a while, with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United all registering interest at some point.
And his journey could reach full circle, with Liverpool being linked with a move for Coutinho, although this time Barcelona have offered the player to take him away.
It has been claimed by AS that Barcelona are looking to trim their wage bill this summer, and several big-name players could leave including Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquests and Antoine Griezmann.
The Spanish publication says that Barcelona owe Liverpool a payment in the region of £40m for Coutinho.
Many Liverpool fans want Coutinho back at Anfield. With Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi set to leave, Coutinho would be a handy addition, although doubts remain whether Jurgen Klopp would take him back.
If we can get him for 25-40 mil, I’d take him back
— Zam_Hammer (@ZK_Sim) May 30, 2021
Lets get the little magician back
— James (@elhastto) May 30, 2021
He is paying the price of ingratitude.
He was rousting in Inter’s bench when Liverpool brought him in but he repaid by faking injury just to force a move to FCB.
— Ikechukwu (@__Ayke) May 30, 2021
Bring him back, cuz he’s has the quality play which can get through the team’s which sit back & defend
— Kunal@ 91 (@Kunal9112) May 31, 2021
Only for less than 30 mil
— Casey (@ryanpaceburner) May 30, 2021
Coutinho brings back the Fab-4! Go do your magic edwards!
— JustAnotherGuy! (@raghav97singh) May 31, 2021
Sign him already
— vishwamsh aryan (@littu47) May 31, 2021