Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho option as he’s linked with transfer back to Premier League

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho option as he’s linked with transfer back to Premier League

Philippe Coutinho is reportedly not an option for Liverpool as he continues to get linked with a move away from Barcelona.

The Spanish side were looking to find a suitor for the Brazilian during the summer transfer window, but a deal did not materialise.

Arsenal and Tottenham were both linked with the playmaker, as well as Liverpool, who were naturally tipped as favourites to land their former player.

Barca have not given up hope of securing Countinho’s exit in January when the window reopens and rumours claim the Premier League trio are still potential landing spots.

But according to El Nacional, Anfield is not a realistic option for the former Inter Milan forward.

Barcelona are looking to sell Philippe Coutinho
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Jurgen Klopp’s men could land Coutinho for a fraction of the price they sold him to Barcelona for, but the German boss is not interested in the 29-year-old.

Coutinho was a standout performer for Liverpool between 2013 and 2018 before he sealed a £142million switch to Barcelona in January 2018.

But his dream move to the Nou Camp hasn’t gone according to plan as he was sent out on loan to Bayern Munich and then picked up a knee injury following his return to Spain last term.

He was ruled out for the second half of the season as he went under the knife to fix the issue. Meanwhile, Barcelona were keen to sell him to alleviate some of their financial pressure, but teams were put off as he was still recovering from the injury.

Jurgen Klopp is not interested in reuniting with Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool

Coutinho has now returned to full fitness after completing his rehab, but he is surplus to requirements under Ronald Koeman, making four appearances this season, the majority coming from the bench.

Barcelona hope to find a suitable buyer in the winter window, but as it stands, that won’t be Liverpool.

Arsenal and Spurs are still open to the idea, however, as a return to the Premier League for Coutinho seems feasible.

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