Liverpool are open to re-signing Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona after struggling to find his form at the Nou Camp, according to reports.

The Brazilian midfielder joined the Spanish giants in a staggering £145million deal in January last year, the third-most expensive transfer in history.

However, Coutinho has endured a frustrating time in Spain and has come in for plenty of criticism from the Barcelona fans, scoring 21 times and creating 11 assists in 76 games.

And according to Spanish publication Sport, Liverpool could turn their attentions to Coutinho after finding it tough to negotiate a deal for Real Madrid's Marco Asensio.

Coutinho quickly became a fans' favourite at Anfield during his five years at the club, featuring over 200 times.

The 27-year-old netted 54 times and produced 45 assists at Liverpool, and fans may relish the prospect of Coutinho linking back up with Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Source: MailOnline

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