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Reds urged to buy Coutinho

18th May 2019, 10:44 by Nick Harris

Former skipper Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool to make a move to re-sign Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona.

It looks certain that the Brazilian ace will leave the Catalan giants this summer after a difficult 18 months in which he has failed to reach the high standards he had at Anfield.

Despite shelling out over £105million to land him Barca are ready to offload him for less than that and Carragher says Liverpool should be at the front of the queue to bring him back, although whether he would fit into Jurgen Klopp's plans is unclear.

"I wouldn't say I would be actively going to get him, but if there was a possibility of bringing Coutinho back for decent money, and Barca wanted to cut their losses a little bit because it hasn't worked out, then I'd do that," Carragher told the Liverpool Echo.

"Would he be welcomed back? I'm not sure. But he should be. I don't see any reason why he shouldn't be. We lack that player in the squad. We have it in (Adam) Lallana and (Xherdan) Shaqiri, but this is a different level of player.

"It's the one thing Man City have on us, they have Bernardo Silva, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne. We don't have that type of player.

"We have great midfield players who are all very similar.

"We could add something a little bit different but that would only really be if it was a good price for us."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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