Reports in Spain in recent hours have suggested Liverpool are set to pocket a handy
The Echo understands
Liverpool’s coffers were significantly swollen back in January 2018, after their want-away star finally sealed his €160m switch to the Catalan giants, following months of frustrating transfer speculation.
Philippe Coutinho signs 5-and-a-half year contract at Barcelona in £141m transfer
5 years at Liverpool:
No other Liverpool player made more apps or created more assists since his debut. Only Daniel Sturridge scored more goals (59) pic.twitter.com/NyKZZigbMt
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) January 8, 2018
Despite netting 21 times in 76 appearances and bagging back-to-back La Liga titles during his time at the Camp Nou, Coutinho has faced frequent criticism from the press and the terraces as he struggled to live up to his huge price tag.
Edwards also included a clause, effectively barring Barcelona from making a move for any other Liverpool stars, until the summer of 2020. The prohibitive clause would see Los Cules having to pay a whopping