Many Liverpool fans were having trouble digesting the news broken today that Coutinho is a PSG target, and the French could offer £45m for the Brazilian’s services this summer.
Some supporters said we should bizarrely consider a sale, but the vast majority actively took to the web to voice their frustration at the prospect of losing our best player.
But it seems the chances of Liverpool selling Coutinho are virtually nil, thankfully.
James Pearce of the Echo firstly said that he’d be very surprised if the Ligue 1 champions managed to sign Coutinho, with Liverpool under no obligation to cash in – especially with our no.10 contracted for the next five years.
“I’d be surprised if Coutinho wanted to leave and amazed if Liverpool agreed to sell,” he said.
On top of this, Melissa Reddy in Goal confirms that Liverpool will, “bat away any approaches for Philippe Coutinho this summer”.
She adds that Antoine Griezmann and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez are primary targets, with Coutinho not considered a priority for the French.
This, for us, makes sense. Coutinho swept up at our Player of the Year awards for the second season running, and there’s no way Jurgen Klopp would be interested in significantly weakening his squad during his first summer in charge.
He’s previously described Coutinho, who scored 12 goals last season, as a ‘genius’, and the idea of selling him when he’s got plenty of years on his contract and could break into the ‘world-class’ bracket next term, makes no sense.