This is interesting.
According to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Barcelona will offer Liverpool as much as £65m and Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic to convince us to sell Coutinho.
Our Brazilian signed a lengthy contract extension in January that saw him become our highest paid player, but the links to Barcelona are not going away, with international team-mate Neymar regularly stating his desire for Coutinho to join him in the Nou Camp.
Rakitic is one of the best midfielders in Europe, but hasn’t been his best this season, which according to the report, has convinced Barcelona he’s expendable.
Coutinho’s been quiet since returning from injury, but he’s still our most talented player and we really shouldn’t consider offloading him under any circumstances.
Time and time again we’ve sold our best players and it’s haunted us.
Imagine where we’d be right now if Xabi Alonso, Javier Mascherano and Luis Suarez were still at the club…