Carragher tells Klopp to bring Coutinho back to Liverpool

Date published: Friday 26th July 2019 10:17

Jamie Carragher Virgil van Dijk Liverpool

Jamie Carragher would love to see Liverpool bring Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield this summer.

Coutinho left the Reds in January 2018 to join Barcelona in a deal worth up to £144m – but the Brazilian has struggled to settle at the Nou Camp while Liverpool have gone on to claim Champions League glory.

The playmaker has since been linked with a return to Liverpool as well as transfers to numerous big clubs around Europe – but Klopp has insisted the club won’t be bringing him back this summer.

However, Carragher has not completely given up hope that Coutinho could return with Liverpool lacking a “creative player” in his opinion.

“I still think they could add a creative player,” Carragher told Pundit Arena.

“They tried to sign one last season in (Nabil) Fekir, he’s actually gone this summer for a lot cheaper (joining Real Betis for €19.7m).

“I said it before, I’d love to see Liverpool bring Coutinho back if that was possible in any way.

“Obviously, it hasn’t worked out for him at Barcelona. I just think that would be a great addition.

“You’ve got [Adam] Lallana and [Xherdan] Shaqiri in those positions, but they’re not Coutinho.

“He would give Liverpool something that they don’t have compared to City.”


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