Barcelona was forced to pay more money to Liverpool for Philippe Coutinho after their defeat in the Champions League at Anfield. The Brazilian international was anonymous in both semi-final matches and Barcelona would now be open to offering for the midfielder before the summer transfer window.
Barca signed a £ 142 million contract with Coutinho in January 2018, but this total figure depended on the activation of certain clauses. According to the Liverpool Echo, Liverpool should now receive a £ 4.3m deal while Barcelona has triggered a clause by qualifying for the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season. Now its all about getting the Tickets of Champions League final to watch the most thrilling match.
Coutinho suffered a torrid comeback at Anfield on Tuesday night, as Barcelona lost 4-0 to Jurgen Klopp’s side and pulled out of the competition. A source at Barca told ESPN this week that the club does not consider Coutinho a “Barcelona player” and admits that the Brazilian has “added nothing” to his team since his arrival from Liverpool. Coutinho has attracted the interest of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, while Barca would discuss proposals from 105 million euros.
The 26-year-old was defended by Ronaldo, a former Barcelona and Brazilian striker, who said Lionel Messi should be partly responsible for the club’s humiliating defeat. “The other day, I heard that when they lose, it’s because of Valverde, Coutinho … but not Messi,” said Ronaldo. And when they win, Barcelona wins because of Messi. “It’s a huge lack of respect for all players and coaching staff.”
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