It was the second time in a few years that the Spanish champion landed Liverpool`s biggest star, Luis Suarez changed after the 2014 World Cup. If Barcelona are able to relieve Coutinho, it means they won`t have to pay the full $142 million fee agreed with Liverpool in 2018. Both players have already been involved in departures from the club, with Real Madrid also targeting the new Galacticos. Barcelona hope to relieve the player this summer in the midst of a possible club overhaul, with former head coach Quique Setien sacked in favour of Ronald Koeman after the disastrous defeat to Fc Bayern. Barcelona and Liverpool have reportedly reached an agreement requiring the Catalans to pay an additional 100 million euros ($89 million) if The Red players are to sign before 2020 as part of the Philippe Coutinho deal. What further complicates matters is that reports of the last nail have appeared in the coffin – the fact that Barcelona will be forced to pay a sum to Coutinho`s former club, Liverpool, if the Brazilian national player wins the Champions League with FC Bayern under a clause in the player`s contract. Ousmane Dembele has also been frequently associated with a change at Anfield, by sport (h/t Sport Witness): Liverpool would have reached an agreement with Barcelona for the future sale of players. The agreement reflects Liverpool`s aversion to the evolution of Coutinho`s persecution in the six months leading up to the Brazilian`s departure. Edwards` harsh attitude forced the league club to strike a desperate deal, with Coutinho also pushing to take a step. Liverpool have signed an extraordinary contract with Barcelona to limit the Spanish club`s ability to hire other Anfield stars by 2020. One of those three years has passed and it remains to be seen whether Barca will change for one of the managers of Jurgen Klopp before the end of the contract.
Coutinho moved to Barcelona in January after months of speculation before the deal, and the Catalans made a bad impression. Some of the club`s players have spoken openly about the fact that they want to play with Coutinho before signing, including Ivan Rakitic in an interview with Sky Sports. “I took a different path, and now I`m on another journey, much like everyone else. Like them, I focus on making my dreams come true. I`m happy with what I`ve done in the past, and now I can only look forward. LIVERPOOL will not lose Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane until 2021 after an agreement on Philippe Coutinho`s transfer to Barcelona. His loan to Bayern Munich was not entirely convincing, meaning there are question marks around Bavaria`s $109 million option at the end of the season. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have been linked with huge moves away from Anfield, but the Reds are not entertaining any offers. After the end of the 2019/20 season, the Spanish side will face even more consequences, as FC Bayern does not use the option to buy the player – with Coutinho, who must therefore return to the Camp Nou.