Coutinho “is a phenomenal player And would be welcomed back with open arms’ by Liverpool fans

Liverpool fans would welcome Philippe Coutinho back to the club with open arms, says former star Emile Heskey.

The 27-year-old left the Reds for Barcelona in a £142million deal in January 2018 and the manner of his departure upset many supporters at Anfield, but there has been much speculation in the media that he could make a sensational return back to the Premier League as his stay in La Liga has not been the best.

Liverpool have gone on to thrive in his absence, winning the Champions League last season and storming to the Premier League title this term, but there has been some speculation in the media suggesting that they may make a move to try and acquire his services at the end of the season.

Now Heskey feels that Coutinho could still offer plenty to a side that has lacked a creative No.10 in his absence, and fans would welcome him back with open arms.

“What he did when he was with the Reds was phenomenal,” former Liverpool striker Heskey told Sky Sports. “He’s a phenomenal player and everything good Liverpool did at that time went through him

“So I think he would be welcomed back with open arms at Liverpool and the fans would absolutely love to have him back – but are you getting that same player back?

“Generally you don’t but ask any Liverpool fan, they would love to have Coutinho back and that wizard playing in the midfield there.”

Liverpool have moved on from the days of Coutinho at the club and he may not even get much game time if he made that move back to the club. But if Klopp was interested, we are sure that it would not take much to convince the Brazilian to make that move back to Anfield.

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