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Thursday July 11 2019
Liverpool attentive to Philippe Coutinho situation at Barcelona

Liverpool are ‘paying close attention’ to the situation of their former star Philippe Coutinho at Barcelona, say El Mundo Deportivo.

The former Reds playmaker cut a frustrated figure for the Catalan club last season, finding starting opportunities limited at the club and struggling to find consistent form.

The Brazilian only joined the Camp Nou in January 2018 for a deal worth up to €160m but it now appears the Blaugrana are willing to cut their losses on the player.

The report adds that the Merseyside club are open to a return for the player but would not be willing to meet the financial outlay which they received in the deal 18 months ago.

Last week, Coutinho told reporters: “I have a contract with Barcelona, ​​it was always my will to succeed in this club, but now I am totally concentrated here (with Brazil) and about the future (with Barca) we do not know what will happen.

“Many things that come out in the media are simply not true but as for my future we do not know what is going to happen, that is the truth.

“It's clear that the arrival of big names is always good for a squad that wants to win.”

Paris Saint-Germain are said to be an admirer of the former Inter and Liverpool man but again their financial situation is precarious and may need to make sales before considering big-money moves.

Football Italia website