Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has hinted that the club were interested in re-signing midfielder, Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona but has revealed that the Reds could not afford to bring him back.
Coutinho finally ended his stay at the Nou Camp by joining Bayern Munich on a season-long loan, with the German giants having the option to sign him permanently at the end of the season for €120million.
#JurgenKlopp has revealed the reason why @LFC did not re-sign #PhilippeCoutinho from @FCBarcelona this summer!#TransferNews #Barcelona #Liverpool #Klopp #Coutinho #LaLiga #SerieAhttps://t.co/FdoaB5NQt3— FOX Sports Asia (@FOXSportsAsia) August 20, 2019
The Bundesliga giants parted with €8.5m to secure the services of the Brazilian and a will pay his full wages. Klopp appeared to confirm that Coutinho was offered to the Reds, but they did not have the finances to make a move.
"It sounds a bit strange, but we could not afford it, we have already spent the cash that we got for him. The move (to Bayern) makes sense for both sides. He’s a super player and a great boy. He is a world-class footballer who can change games in the right environment," Klopp said to Spox as per Goal.
The 27-year-old who joined the Catalan giants from Liverpool in 2017, struggled to live up to expectations at the Nou Camp, scoring 21 goals in 76 games and was part of the squad that won two La Liga titles and one Copa del Rey.