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Barcelona offer Phillipe Coutinho to Liverpool to write off transfer debt

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Liverpool Fc are due a whopping £40m on Phillipe Coutinho deal, a sum the Spanish club cannot afford afford to pay amidst their current financial circumstances.

Spanish publication AS claim Barcelona chiefs have considered sending Coutinho back to the Liverpool in a bid to write off the debt.

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Coutinho was a undoubtedly fan favourite at Anfield spending five-and-a-half seasons there before moving to Spanish giants Barcelona

He was twice named player of the year between 2014 and 2016 and scored 54 goals in 201 appearances while at Liverpool.

There was some controversy in the way Coutinho forced his move to Spain but relations still seem good between player and club.

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner said at the time: “I only have good things to say about Philippe, but I think he left Liverpool because he wanted to play for one of the two big Spanish clubs.

“We tried to convince him that we had the club moving in the right direction and that he could experience great nights in the Champions League if he stayed in Liverpool.”

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Liverpool then went on to win the Champions League the following year.

Coutinho’s time at Barcelona’s has not been a happy one as he’s struggled to cement himself at the club due to frequent injuries.

 

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