The Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are concerned with rumours linking their star player away from the club.
Liverpool have enjoyed a modest opening to the season, as they sit somewhat adrift in the title race, though the building blocks are quite clearly there for Jurgen Klopp and his men. While it may not be perfect, the Reds certainly do have a lot to shout about.
Still, following months of intense speculation, transfer requests and multiple bids exceeding £100 million throughout the summer, Klopp successfully managed to keep hold of Liverpool’s golden boy Phillipe Coutinho.
Coutinho’s performances will be absolutely paramount to Liverpool’s success across all fronts this season, if they can keep hold of him, though that may be far more difficult said then done. Indeed, Barcelona appear unwilling to end their pursuit of the Brazilian, as The Guardian hinted a fresh bid for the 25-year-old is imminent when the transfer window reopens in January.
Much to the despair of the Reds in the tavern, the conclusion to this ongoing saga looks destined to end with Coutinho swapping Merseyside for Catalonia, much as Luis Suarez did in the summer of 2014. Coutinho’s departure could provide Klopp with the financial resources to instigate a significant reshuffle at Anfield, with players moving in both directions.
With that in mind, these two players could be also be making way in January to free up space for new signings…