It’s not been a month since the summer window closed, but Philippe Coutinho still continues to be linked with a move away from Barcelona.
The 29-year-old arrived at the club from Liverpool in January 2018 and has struggled with poor form and fitness in recent seasons.
ElNacional now state the La Liga side are hopeful a good first half of the season could reopen to the door for Coutinho to return to Anfield in January.
It’s claimed the Merseyside club ‘didn’t look down’ on this potential operation, but Jürgen Klopp has informed his leaders he has ‘no intention’ of having the Brazilian under his orders again.
That’s because he pushed to leave Liverpool for the La Liga side in the summer of 2017. The Reds were reluctant to let him leave, only for them to sanction his sale months later.
In his final months at Anfield, the German continued to bet on Coutinho, to see if he would change his mind. The South American didn’t, due to which, the report says ‘Klopp does not forgive the betrayal’.
Barcelona were hoping to send Coutinho back to Liverpool on loan in January, with clauses to possibly make the deal permanent.
The Premier League side, however, have dismissed this option. Therefore, Liverpool ‘will not sit down to negotiate with Joan Laporta’ to discuss Coutinho.