According to a development from the Daily Mirror, Liverpool have snubbed the opportunity to re-sign former midfielder Philippe Coutinho this summer – telling him they were not interested when he discussed a potential return to Anfield.
The Brazilian has started 15 games for Bayern Munich this season, on loan from Barcelona, where he has managed to rack up a noteworthy eight goals and six assists, but it looks like the Bavarian giants are uninterested in signing the attacker on a permanent deal at the end of the season.
Mirror sport, as a result of his saga with parent club Barca, revealed last month that Anfield would be Coutinho’s dream destination if he were to return to the Premier League – but a recent development courtesy of the same outlet has revealed that Liverpool will not be taking up an opportunity to re-sign the player.
Should Liverpool re-sign Coutinho?
Coutinho, who swapped Merseyside for the Catalans somewhat unceremoniously back in January 2018 after handing in a transfer request, moving to the tune of £142 million, has seen his potential price tag drop to just €65 million (£56.7 million) according to Sport.
The Spanish outlet claim Barcelona would be willing to consider offloading the player for that amount if it meant Chelsea, who have also been linked, were obliged to sign him at the end of a season-long loan.
Indeed, it appears that Coutinho’s blockbuster move hasn’t exactly paid dividends despite his wish to leave, but manager Jurgen Klopp still rates the 27-year-old regardless – describing him as ‘world class‘ in an interview with Bild last summer.
Taking into account our links with RB Leipzig midfielder Timo Werner, it could be a more worthwhile pursuit to sign the German as opposed to reigniting an old flame in Coutinho.