‘He was a big fan’: Agent reveals £142m Liverpool target is a fan of Reds

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has remained reluctant about revealing his plans in the transfer window this summer, after witnessing his side conquer Europe last season.

The German is understandably not involved in any desperate search for new signings, as he prepares for another title challenge against Manchester City next year.

Nonetheless, the Reds have been rumoured to be eyeing a move to bring Phillipe Coutinho back to Anfield, after the Brazilian star’s £142m switch to Barcelona, just over a year ago.

The 27-year-old endured a relatively frustrating first full season at the Camp Nou, as he was left out of the starting eleven on several occasions, before being criticized for his performances when he actually received the chance to play.

Coutinho has been linked with a return to Liverpool this summer (Calciomercato), and even though nothing has happened yet, the midfielder’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, has fueled the rumours.

Joorabchian has admitted to the media that his client is still a ‘fan’ of the Reds, whom he left in January last year.

“We had a meeting last week with the president [Josep] Bartomeu and other directors, and they told us he was absolutely not for sale. I think Liverpool lies very, very deeply in his heart. He was a big fan of them throughout the campaign. He was wishing for them to win the title and he has a very strong affinity there so I think it will be very difficult for him to go to a direct competitor of Liverpool from a personal standpoint.” Kia Joorabchian said to Sky Sports