When Liverpool announced the signing of Virgil van Dijk before the January transfer window had even opened, their supporters were delighted to have finally signed the defender.
However, there’s every chance that the transfer window could turn out to be a disaster if reports are to believed.
Just like in the summer, there is a transfer saga surrounding Barcelona’s interest in Philippe Coutinho.
Numerous reports suggest Liverpool are now open to selling their star man with Spanish outlet, Sport, claiming Coutinho has insisted he doesn’t want to play for the club again.
With Liverpool still hoping to finish in the top-four in the Premier League, in the last-16 of the Champions League and will play Everton in the FA Cup on Friday, losing Coutinho would be a massive blow to their season.
But if they do sell him this month, there’s every chance they could replace him immediately - especially considering the Brazilian will command a British transfer record surpassing Paul Pogba’s £89 million.
STEVE MCCLAREN'S SUGGESTION
But who do they replace him with?
Who better to ask than….er…. Steve McClaren. Well, that’s what Sky Sports News did.
And McClaren’s answer?
“It’s difficult. I would look at Sanchez from Arsenal as there may be a bit of movement there," he said.
When asked if he reckons Sanchez could make the move to Anfield, McClaren said: “I could.
“Sanchez will be ambitious and he’s that type of player that could replace Coutinho.”
LIVERPOOL ECHO REACT
Yeah, that’s probably not going to happen and the Liverpool Echo decided to mock him for his suggestion.
Of course, Liverpool tried signing Sanchez before he moved to Arsenal.
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard revealed in his autobiography that Brendan Rodgers asked him to text Sanchez in an attempt to convince him to move to Anfield. It didn’t work as he decided to move from Barcelona to north London.
But signing him this time around will be even more difficult, despite the fact he only has six months remaining on his current deal at Arsenal.
That’s because Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are very interested and it seems Sanchez might have his heart set on a move to the Etihad Stadium.
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