24,000 Liverpool fans vote whether they would take Coutinho back amid transfer reports

Reports have emerged suggesting Barcelona could sell Coutinho in the summer

Philippe Coutinho is having a tough time at Barcelona.

The Brazilian midfielder was signed last year in a £142 million deal from Liverpool.

He had an encouraging first term at the club; netting 10 times in 22 appearances.

However, he has struggled in his second campaign in Spain.

He's scored just six times in 24 appearances and has found himself starting on the bench for four of Barcelona's last five La Liga games.

Coutinho's struggles have lead to transfer rumours that he could be sold in the summer.

Per the Evening Standard, it is believed that Barcelona are considering selling Coutinho in the summer to fund a move for Neymar.

With Coutinho's future in doubt, it has even been suggested that he could well make a return to Liverpool.

But what do Liverpool fans think?

Coutinho struggled against Levante

The Brazilian left the club last year in unfortunate circumstances. He held Liverpool to ransom after forcing through a move.

Many have still not forgiven him for his actions prior to leaving the club.

Empire of the Kop have asked Liverpool fans whether they would take Coutinho back.

They were given four options: Nope. He made his bed, Yes, but only for bargain, 100%. Brilliant player and Spend money elsewhere.

24,000 fans ended up taking the vote, and here's how the poll finished...

Interesting stuff. So 71% of Liverpool fans will take him back.

That is surprising given the manner he left the club.

However, the majority of fans that want to see him back will want the club to get him at a bargain price.

Whether that is possible remains to be seen.

Coutinho's struggles for his current club continued on Thursday night in their Copa del Rey tie against Levante.

The Brazilian midfielder was poor throughout, with Barca fans venting their anger about his performance on Twitter.

Coutinho left Liverpool for Barcelona last January

And Ernesto Valverde conceded after the game that Coutinho has to 'fight' to change his situation.

"When Dembele wasn't playing, everyone was asking me about him," Valverde told reporters, per Goal.

"Now Dembele's playing and Coutinho isn't and the reverse is happening. When you do not play and you are not happy, you have to fight to change the situation. Today was a match for that.

"Coutinho is a great player who has given us a lot and will give us a lot. I will say the same about Dembele. It's a repetitive question with interchangeable names."

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