Liverpool wanted Philippe Coutinho on loan from Barcelona for the rest of the season

Liverpool wanted Philippe Coutinho to return on loan (Picture: Getty)

Liverpool reportedly requested that Philippe Coutinho was loaned back to them from Barcelona for the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign.

Barca finally completed a £142million deal for Coutinho after months of speculation and the 25-year-old midfielder was unveiled to the media at the Nou Camp following the side’s 3-0 defeat of Levante on Sunday evening.

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Jurgen Klopp was desperate to keep hold of Coutinho until the summer but the Brazilian’s absence in recent weeks hinted that a move to Catalonia was imminent.

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