Klopp gives clear verdict on Coutinho's potential Liverpool return
- The Brazilian has been heavily linked with a sensational Anfield return.
- However, the Reds' coach completely rules out this possibility.
- He says: "It would be a big, big, big, big, big, big, big, big-money signing and it's not our year for that."
- Klopp also wishes Coutinho to 'find his luck' at Barcelona.
Philippe Coutinho remains at the crossroads. His Barcelona future remains highly doubtful given the Catalans' intentions to offload him in order to raise funds after the big-money signings of Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann. Luckily, his international success with Brazil at this summer's Copa America tournament could have possibly attracted more interest from the European top clubs.
Despite strong Liverpool links, Coutinho now seems unlikely to return to his former club. That's what the Reds' coach, Jurgen Klopp, reveals in the exclusive interview to ESPN FC:
"In general, Phil Coutinho helps each team in the world, still -- 100%. It's not about that. I like Phil, I think he's a fantastic footballer and all that stuff, but it would be a big, big, big, big, big, big, big, big-money signing and it's not our year for that.
"It's just not possible. As I said, having him would make each team better -- us included - but I really hope that he finds his luck at Barcelona.
"Or maybe he found it there. We have contact, but not that close contact that I know exactly how he is doing, but the rest is only newspaper talk and stuff like that.
"If everything was true what newspapers write about me - wow! If it's similar to what they write about me, I would say he's completely happy at Barcelona and wants to sign a new six-year contract or whatever."
Previously, Coutinho's agent has surprisingly revealed that his future depends on Liverpool. According to the most recent report from ESPN, Barcelona are determined to offload the Brazilian for the alleged sum of 105 million euros.
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