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Dean Saunders urges Liverpool to sell Philippe Coutinho

Saunders urges Liverpool to sell Coutinho
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Former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders believes that the club should sell Philippe Coutinho for £100m and suggests Juan Mata or Gylfi Sigurdsson as possible replacements.

Former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders has urged Liverpool to sell Philippe Coutinho if they receive an offer of £100m for the midfielder.

Speculation linking Coutinho with a move to Barcelona has gathered pace in recent days as the Spanish giants consider possible replacements for Paris Saint-Germain target Neymar, but Liverpool have reportedly placed a £134m price tag on the Brazilian's head.

Saunders believes that the 25-year-old is replaceable, though, even suggesting that Manchester United's Juan Mata, Everton target Gylfi Sigurdsson and Real Madrid attacker Isco are possible options to fill the void.

"£100m sell him. For me, he's replaceable. You could sign Isco for £30m. He's not going to get a game at Real Madrid," Saunders told talkSPORT.

"Juan Mata, Sigurdsson - there are players you could sign to replace Coutinho. [Luis] Suarez was irreplaceable. Certain players are irreplaceable.

"I like Coutinho. The last game I watched he was brilliant but £100m? Once they knock the door as a player he's gone."

Liverpool are understood to have already rejected one bid of £72m for the playmaker, who scored a career-best 13 Premier League goals last season.


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Philippe Coutinho in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Southampton on May 7, 2017
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3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
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19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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