The future of Philippe Coutinho was one of the biggest stories during the transfer market this past summer.
The Liverpool star was reportedly wanted by FC Barcelona, and they tried to sign him multiple times although Liverpool rejected every single offer. But things have changed in recent weeks, and now the Brazilian might be on the verge of completing his move to Camp Nou.
Several reports have indicated The Reds are keen to let Coutinho leave the club since Liverpool do not have a realistic chance to fight for the Premier League title once again. They sit in ninth place and are 12 points adrift of leaders Manchester City. That scenario is not making anyone happy, and it could become the trigger Liverpool needs to sell their star playmaker.
It’s not like they would lack replacements in case Coutinho leaves, as Jurgen Klopp could still assemble an attacking line of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
For what is worth, Klopp “has neither ruled out a sale nor denied that an agreement exists between the two clubs over an eventual transfer,” while the Mirror says “Barca sporting director Robert Fernandez was in the stands at Wembley” to watch Coutinho.
Last month, reports claimed Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group would be “much more receptive to negotiating” a sale if Liverpool were out of the Premier League title picture.