Sky reporter Solhekol shares Liverpool’s stance on signing £142m star

Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol has shared what he knows about Liverpool’s stance over the possible signing of Philippe Coutinho.

The 27-year-old moved to Anfield from Inter Milan in 2013, and he went on to become a vital player for the Reds, playing a key role in the 2013/14 season’s title challenge.

Out of nowhere though, Coutinho demanded a move to Barcelona in January last year after being tempted by the Spanish side.

But over a year after his Barcelona switch, the Brazilian appears to be available for suitors after failing to impress at the Camp Nou.

A return to Liverpool for the Coutniho, who cost Barca £142m, seems like a reasonable move.

But Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol claims the Reds’ stance is to turn down the chance of signing the midfielder.

“I think it’s to do with the way he left the club,” said Solhekol, cited by Live4Liverpool

“The way he left Liverpool and agitated for a move to Barcelona.

We had that whole situation where he wasn’t playing because he had a back injury.

“I’m not sure that the majority of Liverpool fans have forgiven him yet for the way he behaved. I’m sure he regrets some of the things that happened and some of the things that were said and I’m not really sure that Liverpool need him at the moment.

“They came so, so close to winning the title last season. They won the European cup.

“You’ve got to trust in Jurgen Klopp. If Jurgen Klopp wanted Philippe Coutinho, I think he would be able to pull that deal off and I’m sure Liverpool owners would back him.

“Coutinho needs Liverpool more than Liverpool need him.”