The transfer rumor of Liverpool’s midfielder Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona climbs at its peak as the transfer window opens

The rumor of transfer of Liverpool’s midfielder, Philippe Coutinho has again stolen the headline. At the end of the 2016-17 season, there was a huge speculation about the Brazilian international that he would possibly sign for the Spanish giants Barcelona. However, the transfer couldn’t happen and Barcelona is still eying for their main target. As per the reports, Barcelona could reportedly make £134 million bid for the Brazilian international. As of now, Liverpool is looking strong enough to face big side as Virgil van Dijk has signed for the EPL side for the world record fee £75 million.

Philippe Coutinho after scoring for Liverpool
Source: IBTimes UK (Philippe Coutinho after scoring for Liverpool)

 

During the first match of this year against Burnley, Coutinho was not in the squad due to a thigh injury. Currently, the 25-year-old Liverpool midfielder has made a serious interest to sign for the Catalan side as Neymar left the club for PSG at the end of the season. Regarding the huge speculation of his transfer, Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp said,

“All the things I could say now would only create stories, I have nothing to say. It’s a transfer window. Nothing I could say now would help me, the player or the club.”

Barcelona is eagerly waiting for the signing same as they did for Luis Suarez at the end of the 2014 season. Luis Suarez joined Barcelona from Liverpool at the end of the 2014 season. Furthermore, Barcelona is in a winning way with the inform Lionel Messi. Additionally, the Spanish side is looking to grab the chance to sign Coutinho as their Brazilian hero, Neymar left the club.

 

Luis Suarez during his time at Liverpool
Source: dailystar.co.uk (Luis Suarez during his time at Liverpool)

Philippe Coutinho’s spell at Liverpool

On 26 January 2013, Philippe Coutinho signed for the English side for £8.5 million. Since then, he has played in 152 matches and scored 41 goals for the club. Moreover, he has also won the Liverpool FC Fans Player of the Year Award in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 season respectively. In addition, he was also named PFA Fans’ Player of the Month for February 2015.