Liverpool should swap Coutinho for Suarez – Redknapp

Date published: Monday 18th December 2017 12:44

Liverpool should sign Luis Suarez in part-exchange for Philippe Coutinho next summer, according to Jamie Redknapp.

Barcelona are almost certain to revisit their interest in Coutinho in upcoming transfer windows, having had three offers rebuffed this past summer.

The Brazilian has been in fine form for Liverpool since, scoring his tenth goal of the season in a 4-1 win over Bournemouth.

But Redknapp feels that the Reds are delaying the inevitable in keeping Coutinho at Anfield, and they should try and negotiate Suarez’s return as part of any deal.

“Philippe Coutinho was sensational for Liverpool at Bournemouth. The Reds should enjoy him while they can before Barcelona come calling again in the summer,” he told the Daily Mail.

“Even if Liverpool receive in excess of the £138 million Barcelona bid last summer, there are few like-for-like players they can buy — while bringing in a number of players is not always the best option.

“Instead, Liverpool should ask Barcelona to swap Coutinho for Luis Suarez.

“The striker has not been as prolific as in recent seasons and the Liverpool fans would love a returning hero. It would be a great move for both the club and the Premier League.”

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