Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been left discussing whether they feel one player mentioned is an adequate replacement for their star-man, as speculation states the club are expecting he’ll leave.
Brazilian ace Philippe Coutinho continues to attract vast interest ahead of the summer transfer window, with Barcelona seemingly intent in partnering him with compatriot and close friend Neymar, and it seems Liverpool know they’re fighting a losing battle.
Spanish outlet Don Balon states Liverpool are accepting that Coutinho is likely to leave this summer and have set their sights on Real Madrid midfielder Isco as their ideal replacement, as the Spaniard faces a crucial period at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Isco has fought back from the fringes of the Los Blancos squad to become an important member of Zinedine Zidane’s squad but the 25-year-old’s future remains uncertain, with the Spanish giants eyeing a wealth of top-class summer additions.
Liverpool’s hopes of signing Isco likely hinge on their ability to secure a top-four finish though, as our landlord states he’ll be desperate to be playing in the Champions League.
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