Liverpool are not lined up to spend a huge amount of money this offseason, but the Reds could still find different ways to add new players to their ranks. While Jurgen Klopp recently stated that players like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster would act as new signings, the German boss might also see known face making his return to Anfield this summer.
Yes, Liverpool are said to have made an offer to take the controversial Philippe Coutinho on a two-year loan from Barcelona, with the winger apparently 'keen' on a comeback to Merseyside. With Barca officially announcing the landing of Antoine Griezmann, Coutinho’s future at the Camp Nou is more unclear that it was at the beginning of the transfer market.
He has been rumored to be joining several teams during the offseason, and a move to Liverpool was part of the options for them. Now, it looks like he’s getting closer to re-joining the Reds after 18 overwhelming months in Catalonia.
According to Calciomercato, the Champions League winners have actually made an offer to Barcelona to take Coutinho on a two-year loan. The offer contains an option to purchase Coutinho outright for £88 million, but Barcelona are not fully convinced that the deal would be good for them at this moment.
As a matter of fact, the Blaugrana would prefer to sell Coutinho as soon as possible or use him as part of a swap deal to take Neymar away from Paris Saint-Germain. Nevertheless, the Brazilian is said to be favoring a return to Anfield, and his agent, Kia Joorabchian, admitted that Coutinho still holds Liverpool 'very deeply' in his heart.
After changing Liverpool for Barcelona, Coutinho saw how his level decreased dramatically and now is keen to go back to the place where he found the best version of his game. The addition of Antoine Griezmann will make things harder for Philippe, who will now compete with the Frenchman, Ousmane Dembele and Malcolm for a spot in the team’s starting line up.