Liverpool don’t need Coutinho according to former striker John Aldridge who says the Brazilian is proof that the “grass isn’t always greener on the other side”, with those at Anfield having moved on.
It had been claimed that Liverpool may be tempted to look into bringing Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield, however, Aldridge claims although he is a “really good player” that Liverpool no longer needs him and should be considering another big-money deal with Barcelona.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp sanctioned the sale of the Brazil international just over two years ago, with Coutinho getting his dream move to the Camp Nou.
The 27-year-old South American struggled to make his mark with the La Liga heavyweights and is currently on loan at Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich.
Aldridge says he can appreciate why such speculation has surfaced, but says Premier League leaders Liverpool have headed in a different direction since parting with the talented playmaker.
Speaking to the Liverpool EchoAldridge said: “I see the topic of whether Liverpool should try and bring Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield has reared its head again.
“For me, he was and still is a really good player and, with the squad we’ve got now I’m sure he’d do very well but I lean more towards the ‘never go back’ argument.”