Former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho could collect a Champions League winners’ medal if Liverpool win this year’s competition, however, Jürgen Klopp could snub the Brazilian.
If Liverpool were to win the competition, UEFA rules state that they would receive 40 winners’ medals; in this case, it is left to Liverpool officials, and ultimately, Jürgen Klopp to decide on the players that receive them.
Coutinho played in five of the Reds’ six group games before leaving for Camp Nou in January and scored five goals in the process. It is these appearances that have left the Brazilian cup-tied and ineligible to play in the competition for Barcelona, and eligible for a medal with Liverpool.
The Reds’ are now only 180 minutes away from the final in Kiev, after knocking out Manchester City in the quarter-final stages on Tuesday night.
Liverpool are joined in the semi-finals by current holders Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Roma, with the draw being held tomorrow at 12 PM at the UEFA headquarters in Switzerland.
The first legs are set to be held on Tuesday April 24/Wednesday April 25, with the return matches on Tuesday May 1/Wednesday May 2.
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