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Liverpool should do all they can to get Coutinho back

Goal: Liverpool should be doing “all they can” to reach a loan agreement with Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho, says John Aldridge, with a short-term deal making sense to “all parties”.

Jurgen Klopp has offered little indication that he will be joining the chase for a Brazil international playmaker when the next window opens.

Plenty of Premier League clubs are said to be mulling over a move to bring a player who has previously flourished at Anfield back to English football.

Opinion on whether or not Liverpool should form part of that pursuit remains mixed, with many eager to point out that a side on the brink of title glory have moved on from the South American schemer .

Aldridge concedes that Coutinho’s push for the exits back in January 2018 left “a nasty taste in the mouth”, with bridges that will need to be rebuilt in order for any deal to be explored.

He is, however, adamant that a player with strong ties to the Reds, and one who retains match-altering ability despite his recent struggles at Barca and Bayern Munich, should be among those Klopp is considering.

Liverpool were short on attacking spark when making their return to competitive action in a 0-0 derby draw with Everton, and Coutinho could be the man to add greater depth to their ranks.

Former Reds frontman Aldridge told Sunday World: “I think Liverpool should do all they can to bring him back to Anfield.

“I know there will be some fans out there who might be surprised by my call for Liverpool’s owners to hand Coutinho a route back to Anfield, but let me explain why I think this transfer could work for all parties.

“Despite his troubles in Spain, we are talking about a class player here who lit up the Premier League. He was a big hero of the Anfield faithful during his time at the club.

“He understands how English football works and would not need long to acclimatise if he returns to Liverpool. Crucially, this loan move could be funded within the tight financial boundaries Klopp is working with this summer.”

Aldridge added, with Klopp having already passed up the chance to sign Timo Werner from RB Leipzig: “Liverpool’s decision to pull out of a deal to sign Werner confirmed they are short of cash after the coronavirus pandemic ripped a hole on football’s finances, but a one-year deal should be affordable.

“Coutinho didn’t handle his exit from Liverpool as well as he could have done. With his eagerness to complete what he saw as a dream move to Barcelona seeing him pull a few tricks to get out of the club.

“That left a nasty taste in the mouth, but we are heading into this summer with Liverpool openly admitting they can’t afford to sign top players. They could have a chance to get around that by getting Coutinho in on loan.

“Liverpool can’t afford to stand still and allow their opponents to close the gap they have opened up on the opposition in the Premier League. So that’s why I say a deal to bring Coutinho back on loan would make sense for all parties.”

Source: Published by Goal

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Mark Daso Derefaka
Mark Daso Derefaka
11 days ago

It will be a good plus

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
11 days ago

Yeah,very nice one

Oghenekome Sylvester
Oghenekome Sylvester
11 days ago

Unfortunately Liverpool pulled out from signing Timo Werner it would be a wise move to get Coutinho back

Esekwe Emmanuel utomi
Esekwe Emmanuel utomi
11 days ago

Things have changed.hope he is good enough

Mohammed Nma Madiwu
Mohammed Nma Madiwu
11 days ago

Nice one

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
11 days ago

He will be a good addition to Liverpool

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
11 days ago

Very interesting to know

Ayorinde Olanrewaju
Ayorinde Olanrewaju
11 days ago

I say NO

EZINWA Sonia JOHN
EZINWA Sonia JOHN
11 days ago

That will be great

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
11 days ago

Sure

ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
11 days ago

Phillipe coutinho coming back to Liverpool is a good plus for him to get his form back

Ezema oliver uchenna
Ezema oliver uchenna
11 days ago

He will be an added advantage to Liverpool

Godwin
Godwin
11 days ago

Good update

Ezema Paul
Ezema Paul
11 days ago

Wonderful

Hassan faruuq opeyemi
Hassan faruuq opeyemi
11 days ago

Nice deal from Aldridge. Kudos to him.

Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
Ozoemena Ikechukwu Emmanuel
11 days ago

Real Madrid is one of best team till now

Olayiwola Gafar Adewale
Olayiwola Gafar Adewale
11 days ago

Nice, if only coutinho will like to play for Liverpool again

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
11 days ago

Liverpool should try to get Coutinho back.

Aremoh James Oyewole
Aremoh James Oyewole
11 days ago

The guy is is still inform

Suleiman Abdullahi
Suleiman Abdullahi
11 days ago

That’s setback for Liverpool

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
11 days ago

Klopp should get cortinho on loan.

Lawal Oladimeji
Lawal Oladimeji
11 days ago

Yes

Adewumi sherif akanji
Adewumi sherif akanji
11 days ago

Nice one

kelechi john
kelechi john
11 days ago

nice decision

adubi oluwafemi samuel
adubi oluwafemi samuel
11 days ago

They should get him quickly

Samuel ayomide
Samuel ayomide
11 days ago

Nice one for Liverpool

Aba Osita Oscar
Aba Osita Oscar
11 days ago

This is a good advice and opinion, but it might not be too favourable.

JOSEPH VICTOR MOSES
JOSEPH VICTOR MOSES
11 days ago

Nice one jare we want him back

Esther areo
Esther areo
11 days ago

Unfortunately Liverpool pulled out from signing Timo Werner it would be a wise move to get Coutinho back

Olaleye Hassan olalekan
Olaleye Hassan olalekan
11 days ago

They have no alternative if not countino career is finished

Chisom Charles
Chisom Charles
11 days ago

Very good

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
11 days ago

Bench will be waiting for him in Liverpool

AREO Abiodun
AREO Abiodun
11 days ago

Great news

Andemah jairus
Andemah jairus
11 days ago

He is a good player he can cope up

Tarwa John Jacob
Tarwa John Jacob
11 days ago

Coutinho will not fit in Liverpool game plan again as he has lost touch of his game.

Segun John
Segun John
11 days ago

Liverpool should not sign him back

udeme umoh
udeme umoh
11 days ago

Go Liverpool

Justine
Justine
11 days ago

coutinho second coming will be an interesting deal.
I would love to see him in anfield again

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
11 days ago

Nice update

Abdulmumini yusuf
Abdulmumini yusuf
11 days ago

That is good

Nlemadim chinedu
Nlemadim chinedu
11 days ago

Nice update

Oluwatowo Ogunleye
Oluwatowo Ogunleye
11 days ago

Bye bye to coutinho

Chukwuka Obiosa
Chukwuka Obiosa
11 days ago

Coutinho is a betrayal Liverpool should forget him

Olaoye Paul Oluwatosin
Olaoye Paul Oluwatosin
11 days ago

Any need?

ikechukwu
ikechukwu
11 days ago

he is a good player

Mathias
Mathias
11 days ago

Liverpool need a player of his quality in attack when mane and Salah are off for AFCON.

David omadivi
David omadivi
11 days ago

It will be good

Obasi victor uma
Obasi victor uma
11 days ago

That will be good

Ngozi Tessy
Ngozi Tessy
11 days ago

Courtinho is a class player

Akinseye Ayodeji
Akinseye Ayodeji
11 days ago

All I want for him is to be settled in any good team where he can play and showcase himself. Be it at Liverpool or somewhere else