Liverpool could be set to make a stunning approach to bring Phillipe Coutinho back to Anfield from Barcelona in the summer, according to a report from The Express the other day.
Coutinho is apparently unhappy with life at the Camp Nou, having been frequently relegated to the bench and fallen behind the pecking order to the likes of Arturo Vidal and Arthur in midfield and unable to displace Ousmane Dembele on the wing.
The Brazilian international is not yet ready to give up on his career at Barcelona, having pushed so hard for a transfer last year; however, Barcelona are considering sanctioning his sale in an attempt to bring Neymar back to the club.
After a bright start to life in Catalonia last season, where he managed 10 goals en route to lifting the La Liga, this campaign has been hampered by injuries, poor form and a lack of faith from manager Ernesto Valverde.
Should Barcelona want to sell, the report states Klopp should be interested due to his need for a playmaker, especially after the failed deal for Nabil Fekir in the summer.
Many fans would have split opinions over a potential return for the 26-year-old — some would love to have a player of his talent back at Anfield, while others are still bitter over the acrimonious style of his exit, where he handed in a transfer request and showed obvious discontent.
Having left for a club record sale of up to £142m last January, it would take something miraculous for Coutinho to return to Merseyside.
One thing’s for sure though — a rumoured move to Manchester United is even more unlikely.