Date: 23rd June 2020 at 12:00pm
Written by: Jimmy Light

Speaking in the paper edition of the Sunday World via Goal, former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has tipped the Reds to re-sign Philippe Coutinho this summer – claiming the move ‘makes sense‘ and it could work within the ‘tight financial boundaries‘ over this transfer window. 

Coutinho, who made 201 appearances for us before moving in a £142 million deal, scoring 54 goals and assisting 45 others in that time, has been recently linked with a return to Anfield given he is currently out-of-favour at the Nou Camp. As anyone who has watched live stream football of the matches would attest, Coutinho would be a great signing.

The Brazilian has spent this season on loan at Bayern Munich, where he has managed eight goals and six assists in 15 league starts, averaging more shots than Sadio Mane as per WhoScored, but the Bavarian giants don’t seem to be keen on making his temporary spell permanent – with chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge recently announcing the purchase option has expired and Bayern didn’t activate it.

Should Liverpool re-sign Coutinho?

Yes, do it

Yes, do it

No, not after how he left

No, not after how he left

As a result, the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool have been touted to sign the £200,000-per-week playmaker to bring him back to the Premier League.

Now, speaking to the Sunday World via Goal, Reds legend Aldridge has urged Jurgen Klopp’s side to secure a loan deal given the move ‘makes sense‘ and wouldn’t warrant us breaking the bank for his signature – even if it’s only a temporary basis.

Going on to describe him as a ‘class player‘, Aldridge also claims that the 28-year-old’s proven pedigree in the English top flight is a huge incentive to pursue – stating he would not need to ‘acclimatise‘.

Aldridge isn’t the only ex-Liverpool man who thinks Coutinho could be worth the effort, with Phil Thompson claiming back in April that he would re-sign the ‘genius‘ in a heartbeat.