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La Liga giants aim to land Liverpool star once more

Coutinho has picked up where he left off

Liverpool supporters arrived in the Football Transfer Tavern earlier to watch the action from the Stadium of Light but were also interested in the latest reports from Mirror Football.

The publication claim that one of the stars in Brendan Rodgers’ side has been targeted by a La Liga outfit.

Tom Hopkinson writes that Spanish side Atletico Madrid will try again to sign Reds star Philippe Coutinho if they manage to qualify for the Champions League knockout stages.

They reportedly made initial enquiries about the supremely talented midfielder in the summer, but were told that the 21-year-old was not available at any price.

However, that will not stop them returning with an offer when the transfer window reopens in the new year if they find themselves in need of a new playmaker.

Rio de Janeiro-born Coutinho, 21, is recovering from a successful operation after being taken over injured against Swansea City earlier this month with the Reds hoping that he could be in action again soon.

Is this more tabloid trifle rather than any genuine likelihood of this deal happening? Let us know your thoughts below.

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