Liverpool icon John Barnes has admitted that would be a remarkable option to bring Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield. However, he has also doubted the requirement for such a player in the current squad.Coutinho is regarded as one of the iconic talents who helped put Liverpool back on the international map with an inspiring set of performances. However, he was unable to stay at Liverpool for much longer as Barcelona came calling for his services a few years ago. The Brazilian decided to make the switch to the Camp Nou knowing very well that this would be a switch away from his comfort zone.
“Well, when we had a Coutinho-type of player we finished 20-odd points off the top.So, although a Coutinho-type player may chip in with goals, which would create a completely different style of play, as a result the front three would score less.Personally, I don’t think it works with a midfield player scoring goals when the front three want to continue scoring the same level of goals as they’re usedto as it’ll uproot the balance,” said Barnes.