Our Liverpool fans here in the Transfer Tavern are expecting plenty of deals in the summer, even if it is still a fair way off at the moment.
Indeed, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was just around the corner there are so many stories about at the moment with some of them more believable than others.
That, then, is what we need to decipher as we go along and our Liverpool fans here by the bar are currently mulling over a report from Don Balon (via The Liverpool Echo,) that a swap deal between Philippe Coutinho and Ivan Rakitic could be on.
The Croatian midfielder is currently with Barcelona, of course, and is well-known for his ability to control the tempo of games with his passing.
That is surely something the Reds need more of in their midfield, too, but it’s really up for debate as to whether or not they think it’s worth letting Coutinho go the other way.
The Brazilian might be out of form but he is still top-drawer and many Reds are keen to see him stay.
Thoughts, Reds fans? Let us know below!