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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp 'discussed Philippe Coutinho last summer'

Klopp 'discussed Coutinho return last summer'
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Jurgen Klopp reportedly held discussions with Liverpool last summer regarding a potential reunion with Philippe Coutinho.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp allegedly contemplated a reunion with Philippe Coutinho last summer.

Just 18 months after leaving Liverpool for Barcelona, it became clear that the Catalan giants were willing to part ways with a player who had cost them £142m.

While the 27-year-old eventually penned a season-long loan deal with Bayern Munich, the German giants were not short of competition for the Brazil international.

According to The Athletic, discussions were held behind the scenes at Anfield regarding the potential return of Coutinho.

The report claims, however, that talks between Klopp and sporting director Michael Edwards were brief due to Barcelona's demands over wages and a loan fee.

Since the turn of the year, Liverpool have been linked with a fresh bid for Coutinho, who may now be available for just £77m.

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2Manchester CityMan City25163665293651
3Leicester CityLeicester26155654262850
4Chelsea2612594336741
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs2611784334940
6Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2610972824439
7Manchester UnitedMan Utd2610883829938
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2681263532336
9Everton26106103438-436
10Arsenal2671363634234
11Burnley26104123039-934
12Southampton2694133248-1631
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2687112440-1631
14Crystal Palace2679102332-930
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2669113138-727
16Bournemouth2675142640-1426
17Aston Villa2674153450-1625
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham2566133043-1324
19Watford2659122440-1624
20Norwich CityNorwich2646162448-2418

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