Liverpool legend Phil Thompson has actually advised his former club to check out the re-signing of Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona during the next transfer window.
The Brazil international was among the standout entertainers for the Reds during his time at Anfield however he made the permanent move to the Camp Nou in January 2018.
Coutinho has actually because experienced a blended set of fortunes and he is currently on a season-long loan with Bayern Munich, who have the option to buy him at the end of the campaign.
The Bundesliga holders have actually been tipped to decline the buy option and Thompson firmly insists that he would personally have Coutinho back with the Reds ‘in a heartbeat’.
“They are probably looking at that creative midfield player. Would you take Coutinho back? I would, in a heartbeat. I think he’s a creative genius,” he informed Sky Sports (h/t Basic Sport).
“You look back at his Liverpool career and he was absolutely terrific. He’s not too old and I still think he could come back. It probably won’t happen but it’s that creative player just off the front three that would probably just tip the balance.”
Coutinho has actually handled to register 9 goals and 8 assists for Bayern this term however the majority of those contributions (7 goals and 7 assists) came during the first half of the season.
Because the turn of the year, he has actually been a lower impact on the team’s efficiencies and he was able to bag just 2 goals and one assist from his 10 appearances prior to the coronavirus shutdown.
During this duration, he started the bench on a variety of celebrations and it appears rather clear that the playmaker won’ t stay at the Allianz Arena beyond the summer.
On The Other Hand, Jurgen Klopp’s side are most likely to sign an innovative player ahead of next season however The Mirror has actually just recently declared that they have no interest in re-acquiring the services of Coutinho.
Rather, the focus appears on hiring a new centre-forward and the club are comprehended to hold a ‘strong interest’ in landing the signature of Timo Werner from RB Leipzig.
Need To Werner sign for the Merseyside outfit, there might be the possibility of Roberto Firmino dropping into a number 10 role such that the German can use up the striker’s position.
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