Liverpool plotting sensational swoop to bring €90m-rated star back to Anfield

Liverpool are keen on re-signing Philippe Coutinho from the Spanish heavyweights Barcelona, reports say.

The Reds offloaded Coutinho to Blaugrana back in the winter transfer window of 2018, with the Brazil international switching to the Camp Nou in a £142 million transfer.

At the time, many expected the Brazil star to be a huge hit considering how well he performed in the English top-flight.

But Philippe has suffered since his Anfield exit, struggling for form at Blaugrana while his former team have gone on to win the UEFA Champions League trophy.

Given the attacking midfielder’s struggles, talk of a transfer away from Catalonia this summer market has been rife.

And Catalan publication Mundo Deportivo say that the Reds are interested in re-signing the player.

Philippe has ruled out Manchester United because they aren’t competing in the UEFA Champions League.

And a move to Frank Lampard’s Chelsea has also been discarded because of their transfer ban.

The report says, though, that Reds will not break the bank to bring the player back to Merseyside.

Revealed: Reason why Liverpool decided not to push through Ramsey transfer

Paul Tomkins claims Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool didn’t move for Wales international Aaron Ramsey more than 10 years ago due to the presence of Jay Spearing.

Aaron made big news by departing Arsenal at the end of the campaign and joining Serie A giants Juventus.

The 28-year-old Welsh star was also linked with a switch to Liverpool before joining the Turin heavyweights, according to the Express.

Aaron would have been a great addition to the current Reds team because of his versatility, but he should be a great fit at Bianconeri too.

Spearing made 55 senior-team appearances for the club and the diminutive midfielder has always given it his all on the pitch.

The 30-year-old star now plays for Blackpool, and even though he was not the most gifted player Liverpool had, Jay tried his best when wearing the Red of Liverpool.

It will be intriguing to see how Ramsey does at Bianconeri given the competition for midfield slots at the club.

The Italian club will also be under new management, with former Napoli and Chelsea man, the Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri, taking over.

Naby Keita did not have a great debut season for Anfield outfit but needs to be at his best in the upcoming season.

Guinea international should be fit for the pre-season campaign and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also needs to have a good campaign.

The English star is back from a major knee injury and was coming into his own before the problem occurred versus AS Roma a couple of seasons ago.

Liverpool target available in summer as agent furious with the way he treated at Bundesliga club

The representative of RB Leipzig star Emil Forsberg has confirmed that the midfielder is looking to depart the club, having previously been connected with two Premier League sides.

Liverpool have been touted with interested in the 27-year-old versatile player, whose agent hit out at RB Leipzig over their difficult stance the previous year.

Arsenal have also been connected with Emil Forsberg and a Swedish sports television channel SportExpressen reported the previous summer that the Germans did not want to sell their player and had placed a sum of 550,000 Krona (£47 million) on his head.

Now, Forsberg’s entourage has criticised the Bundesliga outfit over broken promises, and to either give Emil a pay rise or put him on the transfer list.

“Emil is obviously disappointed, he has a chance to take the next step, and now the people who made promises to him last year do not stick to it,” Hasan Cetinkaya said.

Forsberg played 20 times in the German top-flight last season, amassing four goals and seven assists in a season affected by the injury.

Meanwhile, Barcelona reportedly made an official approach for Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk earlier this year.

He has been a revelation at Liverpool since his arrival in the winter of 2018, making a total of 72 matches in all competitions and helping Liverpool to the UEFA Champions League last season.

The form of the 28-year-old defender has naturally resulted in admiration from somewhere else, including Barcelona, who are currently planning to strengthen their backline.

According to The Mirror, the Catalan club recently made an informal enquiry ver the potential availability of the Netherlands international.