Reds legend claims Liverpool unlikely to sign La Liga attacker because of fans

Liverpool fans would be against the re-landing of former player Philippe Coutinho and would not welcome Barcelona star back at Anfield.

That’s according to BBC pundit and one-time Reds midfielder Danny Murphy, who states the circumstances which saw the Sout American force his £142 million departure from Anfield in January transfer window of 2018 would ensure Coutinho would not be wanted back by supporters.

Philippe has not yet truly settled at the Catalan giants since joining 12 months ago, with Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde stated to have ‘given up’ on the playmaker.

There were speculations that Chelsea and Manchester United – as Blues are thought to be preparing for the possible departure of Eden Hazard – were keen on Coutinho’s services last month, with the Brazil international’s former side Liverpool linked too.

However, Danny believes the opportunities of the player returning to the Reds look limited, as neither would fans welcome him nor would the club sanction the deal.

“Coutinho would never be welcomed back at Liverpool,” Danny told a British online gambling operator Sporting Bet.

“I think even if Liverpool thought it was something they wanted, the fans would make it perfectly clear it wasn’t acceptable and would force them to pull the plug.”

“The fans didn’t necessarily begrudge him his move to Barcelona, but he left himself no way to come back.”

However, Jurgen Klopp has very fast distanced his side from claims they could re-land the player.

“That is something I don’t want to talk about. I would not say it is a potential transfer or a likely one,” the former Borussia Dortmund boss told the Liverpool Echo.