Posts Tagged ‘Coutinho’

NABY IN, COUTINHO OUT?

October 18, 2017

German Bundesliga side RB Leipzig agreed to a deal to release their star man Naby Keita to Liverpool next season after the Merseyside club triggered the player’s release clause. Jurgen Klopp and his team relentlessly pursued the Guinea star all summer but they could not seal the deal, and eventually agreed at the end of August to a deal that would be completed next year.

The player’s release clause was £48 million but The Reds paid extra £7 million to ensure they have him next season. The CEO Oliver Mintzlaff and the club’s sporting director Ralf Rangnick were insistent on the talented 22-year old remaining in Germany, thinking Liverpool would never pay above his release clause.
The player only joined in 2016 and the clause was expected to come into play next summer. Mintzlaff said he did not expect Liverpool to meet their expectations but when they did, Leipzig could no longer refuse. Read More

Could Barcelona Move For Philippe Coutinho In January?

Could Barcelona Move For Philippe Coutinho In January?

January 20, 2017

Simply put, Philippe Coutinho is a special talent. The Brazil star has been a pivotal figure at Anfield since moving to Liverpool from Inter Milan in 2013 and Jurgen Klopp has attempted to build his current squad around the 24-year-old.

Coutinho’s creativity and influence in attacking areas has helped Liverpool to carve defences apart this season and it would be fair to claim that the Brazilian is one of the frontrunners for the PFA Player of the Year award. Read More