It seemed like a massive blow for Liverpool when their star man Philippe Coutinho departed for Barcelona, but after just 90 appearances since 2018 for the Catalan giants Paul Stewart believes that he would love to return.
Coutinho was the main man at Anfield who carried them through numerous tough games and scored several famous goals where he would cut in from the left and whip a shot into the far corner, but those sorts of days have been few and far between at Barcelona, even being farmed out on loan during the 2019/20 season.
Reports have suggested that Barcelona have offered Coutinho back to Liverpool as the Spanish giants are struggling to pay the full transfer fee that was agreed between the two clubs in 2018, which totalled £142 million.
The Brazilian was a fan favourite before he engineered a move away from Anfield and former Liverpool man Stewart believes that Coutinho would love to come back and play for the Reds, speaking exclusively to Football FanCast about the potential move:
“In a heartbeat he’d come back. I guess because he will be sat there on reflection saying I don’t really know why I left because my career has not kicked on, in fact, it’s sort of got worse.”
Coutinho did leave a hole in Liverpool’s side in the immediate aftermath as he was great to watch and have in Liverpool’s side with Jurgen Klopp labelling him a genius back in 2016.
It speaks volumes of how Barcelona have been run in the last few years having agreed on massive transfer fees without thinking if they are really getting a good deal and thus, are now struggling to cope with their financial difficulties.