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Philippe Coutinho news

Coutinho open to Liverpool return

Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho is reportedly open to sealing a comeback with Liverpool, should the Merseyside outfit make an approach this summer.

The Brazilian witnessed a difficult 2018/19 campaign with the Blaugrana and he ended the season with a tally of just five goals and two assists in the Spanish La Liga.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Coutinho's place with the Blaugrana remains uncertain with the club recently sanctioning the deal to land Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid.

It is added that the Brazil international could favour a reunion with Jurgen Klopp's side, though the Reds are unlikely to pay a significant sum to acquire his signature.

Barcelona had settled on a £142m package to pursue Coutinho from the Reds 18 months ago, but they are unlikely to command a similar sum from the Reds this summer.

The Champions League holders are presently reluctant to pay more than £100m for the playmaker, who made 201 appearances for the club between 2013 and 2018.