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Liverpool told to re-sign "creative genius" Philippe Coutinho.

Updated: Apr 22, 2020

  • Merseyside club should bring Coutinho back “in a heartbeat” says Phil Thompson.

  • The former Liverpool player Coutinho has no future at the Nou Camp and his agent has revealed his client is opened to return to the Premier League.

Coutinho is keen on a return to the Premier League. [Getty]
Coutinho is keen on a return to the Premier League. [Getty]

Liverpool great Phil Thompson believes his former side will benefit from resigning “creative genius” Philippe Coutinho. The midfielder who left Anfield for LaLiga giants Barcelona back in January 2018, has struggled to impress the Los Cules fans and is currently on loan with Bayern Munich. Bayern paid £15million to take him on loan for the year, with a purchase option of £105million, but the Bundesliga champions are not looking to secure his services permanently. North London club Tottenham are among several sides monitoring the Brazillian's situation, while Manchester United reportedly got in touch with Coutinho's representatives over his availability too.

Last week, Coutinho’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, said the midfield star would be interested in a return to the Premier League: “The Premier League is something that he has always enjoyed playing in, and loved playing in, and would probably love to come back and play in.” Liverpool are unlikely to make a move for the player after Jurgen Klopp admitted they have zero interest in him. However, Thompson, who had a 13-year stint with the Reds, told Sky Sports News Coutinho can revive his career by joining Liverpool again. The 66-year-old said: "They are probably looking at that creative midfield player. “Would you take Coutinho back? I would, in a heartbeat. I think he's a creative genius. "You look back at his Liverpool career and he was absolutely terrific. “He's not too old and I still think he could come back. It probably won't happen but he’s that creative player just off the front three that would probably just tip the balance."

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