Liverpool have been linked with a move to bring back Philippe Coutinho as the Brazilian has turned out to be a major dud since joining the La Liga.
Barca has brought in Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid this summer and are also reportedly looking to bring back Neymar from PSG.
And this means the door is closing on Philippe Coutinho pretty soon and there has been a huge buzz that the Brazilian might return back to Liverpool after leaving the club just one and a half years ago.
While this might seem a great move in theory but former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has urged Jurgen Klopp to steer clear of Philippe Coutinho and try to sign Ousmane Dembele instead.
“Dembele would be a fantastic signing for Liverpool,” Murphy man told Bwin.
“He’s not had the best time at Barcelona, but clearly has an abundance of talent and the ability to win games by himself.
“If he can recapture his belief in his ability, then Liverpool would have a formidable front three with him, Mane and Salah. When playing to his potential, I think he would edge Firmino out the first team.
“Firmino is the type of player that would raise his own game and everyone’s around him if Dembele came into the team.
“He’ll fight for his place week in week out and if you’re not giving your all on the pitch, then Firmino will be right there to take it.
“Liverpool would be taking a step backwards if they re-signed Coutinho – Coutinho is at his best when playing in a central three, not wide left.
“If he were to come back, he would change the dynamic of the team and it would disrupt the balance. Liverpool’s midfield three are all super-athletes who defend as much as they attack, which they’ll lose if playing Coutinho there.
“Klopp had the ability to try a different formation once Coutinho departed and the results speak for themselves. It would be risky to revert back to accommodating Coutinho.
“There’s always room for a creative player, but Liverpool should be looking at a player like Ousmane Dembele or Zaha, not Coutinho.”