According to a recent report by The Daily Express, Liverpool could make a move to bring Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield if they fail to sign Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen at the end of this campaign. It is believed that Barcelona are looking to cut their losses and will demand a cut-price fee of £77m for the Brazilian’s services (via The Daily Express). However, with Coutinho’s fee slashed, the Reds may face fierce competition from Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in pursuit of the Bundesliga attacking midfielder (via The Daily Express).

Philippe Coutinho’s Frustrating Loan Spell In Germany

Coutinho is currently playing on loan at Bayern Munich, but the Bavarian outfit have decided not to take up the option to sign him permanently for £102m next summer. Despite his recent struggles, Coutinho is attracting interest from England which proves that he is still quite highly-rated in English football.

It’s not every day that a player of Coutinho’s creativity becomes available in the transfer market, so Liverpool will do well to bring him back to Merseyside if they miss out on Havertz this summer. The 27-year-old has scored seven goals and provided eight assists in 26 matches for the Bundesliga outfit this term across all competitions.

He has averaged 2.7 shots, 1.5 key passes and 1.5 dribbles per game in the German top-flight. However, those numbers have significantly gone up for him in the UEFA Champions League after he averaged 4.2 shots, 2.0 key passes and 2.7 dribbles per game in the group stages earlier this season (stats via whoscored).

What Does The Brazilian Sensation Offer On The Field?

Coutinho’s struggles with inconsistency have continued at the Allianz Arena, but there is no doubting that on his day, he can be a joy to watch as he possesses both the style and the substance to get people out of their seats. The Liverpool fans will be quite familiar with what Coutinho is capable of as he used to mesmerise the Anfield faithful every week with his long-range stunners.

What makes the Brazil international such a highly sought after talent is his ability to dribble with the ball out of tight spaces and unlock a rigid defence with a killer pass in the final third. He excels at hitting the ball with power but with limited backlift that also makes him a lethal goal-threat from long range.

Will Coutinho Be A Decent Choice For The Reds?

Now that Coutinho is surplus to requirements at Barcelona, Jurgen Klopp could use this opportunity to orchestrate a move to bring him back to Merseyside this summer. He has already proven his worth in the Premier League and will improve the Liverpool first-team even further if he is given a chance to seal a return to English football.

Philippe Coutinho will be an excellent choice for Klopp as he is a real game-changer who will enhance the Merseyside outfit’s chances of securing more silverware in the coming years.

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