There have been reports over the previous few days suggesting that Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.
Reports in France suggested that the Ligue 1 champions have expressed their interest in paying €45 million for the Brazilian. The Liverpool Echo responded by claiming that no offer has been received but confirmed the fact that PSG are keen.
The speculation was only increased by Coutinho’s strange comments whilst on international duty for Brazil. He told reporters: “I miss winning cups."
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He added: "Copa América is another opportunity for me, because every player dreams of winning cups.”
It was a comment that worried Liverpool fans, especially considering Coutinho hasn’t got his hands on any silverware since his arrival at Anfield in 2012.
Having won Liverpool’s Fans Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year awards in the previous two campaigns, you’d think Jurgen Klopp would be extremely reluctant to sell the talented playmaker.
However, journalist Andy Dunn thinks otherwise.
Dunn, of the Daily Mirror, claims that Klopp would only be willing to keep Coutinho if he is fully behind the project on Merseyside.
“I think Jurgen Klopp will be trying to find out whether Coutinho even if there’s a hint would want to go to a different club, I think Klopp would sell him,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“I remember a quote earlier in the season, he [Klopp] was talking about players and someone in a press conference suggested to him ‘If you can’t offer a player Champions League, why would he come to Liverpool?’ and Klopp said he would put the phone down straight away.
“He said he wants people to push the train and not jump on a moving train. He wants all of them to be behind Klopp’s project and if he gets a hint that Coutinho is not 100% behind that, I think he’d sell him, I really do.”
Having sold the likes of Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling and Fernando Torres in recent years, Liverpool fans will be hoping they can keep hold of one of their key players this time around. But will Coutinho be tempted by a move to PSG - the chance to play in the Champions League, win trophies and probably earn a lot more money.