Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has urged manager Jurgen Klopp to bring Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield this summer. The Brazil international left the Reds to join Barcelona at the midway stage of the 2017/18 campaign, but the move has failed to work out with him struggling for form in the Spanish La Liga.
Speaking to Pundit Arena, Carragher stated that the Reds can make some improvement in terms of the midfield options, considering the likes of Adam Lallana and Xherdan Shaqiri don’t match up to the quality possessed at Manchester City. He added that the club should make an attempt to re-sign Coutinho, whose future with the Blaugrana remains uncertain at the present point of time.
The representative of Philippe Coutinho has indicated that Barcelona have no plans of sanctioning the attacker’s sale despite the speculation in the media. The Brazil international had a mixed campaign with the Blaugrana last term and he was particularly disappointing in the league where he managed just five goals and two assists.
Amidst this, the Blaugrana have been actively pursuing the services of Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid and reports have emerged that they could sanction the sale of Coutinho to balance the books. When asked about the speculation over the Brazilian’s future, agent Kia Joorabchian said that he has already spoken with the Blaugrana hierarchy and there remains no chance of the attacker parting ways with the club, he told: “I talked a few days ago with Pep Segura at Barcelona. He told me that the club does not want to sell Coutinho this summer, no matter what.”
A 90th minute penalty from captain Steven Gerrard secured all three points for Liverpool against bottom-of-the-table Fulham at Craven Cottage yesterday evening.
A catastrophic own goal from Kolo Toure put Rene Meulensteen’s men in front on eight minutes, only for Daniel Sturridge to draw the Reds level four minutes before half time with his nineteenth goal of the season.
Liverpool’s winning run ended at the hands of Manchester City, who secured a 2-1 win over the Reds at the Etihad Stadium yesterday afternoon.
Philippe Coutinho put Brendan Rodgers’ men in front of 24 minutes; only for City captain Vincent Kompany to draw the hosts level seven minutes later.
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Liverpool could welcome Philippe Coutinho back to their starting line-up for this evening’s visit of Norwich City.
The Brazilian international played the last twenty-five minutes of Sunday afternoon’s shock defeat to Hull City, and could take Raheem Sterling’s place in midfield.
An 89th minute equaliser from substitute Daniel Sturridge rescued a point for Liverpool in a thrilling 221st Merseyside derby at Goodison Park in Saturday’s early kick-off in the Premier League.
Philippe Coutino put the visitors ahead on five minutes before Kevin Mirallas drew Everton level just three minutes later.
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has accepted that he will never fulfill his lifelong ambition of managing Liverpool, according to the Mirror.
The 65 year old, who says that he and his father were big Reds fans, was always keen on taking the job at Anfield and that he would also consider becoming manager of England again if given the chance as it is ‘probably the biggest job in the world’.
Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho has heaped praise on Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge while discussing the Reds ‘excellent’ team, Sky Sports understands.
Suarez joined Sturridge on eight top-flight goals so far this season with his brace against Fulham at the weekend and the pair currently lead the Premier League scoring chart along with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.
Glen Johnson is available for tomorrow afternoon’s visit of Fulham after recovering from the jaw infection that kept him out of last weekend’s defeat to league leaders Arsenal.
Fellow full-back Jose Enrique is also set to return after missing the past month with a knee injury.
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Philippe Coutinho will be fit for Liverpool’s clash with Arsenal this weekend.
The Brazil international has been out of action for the past six weeks with a shoulder, but will return for the match at the Emirates, where three points will see the Reds move ahead of Arsene Wenger’s men.
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