According to former Reds midfielder Danny Murphy, Liverpool fans would be against the re-signing of Philippe Coutinho and would not welcome him back at Anfield.
The BBC pundit claims the factors which saw Coutinho's £142m departure from Anfield in January 2018 would ensure he would not be wanted back by fans.
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The Brazilian force has not yet truly settled at the Camp Nou since joining 12 months ago, with manager Ernesto Valverde claimed to have ‘given up' on him.
There were rumours that Manchester United and Chelsea – who are thought to be preparing for the potential departure of Eden Hazard – were interested in the Brazil international's services in January, with Coutinho's former club Liverpool linked too.
Murphy believes the chances of the player returning to Anfield look limited, as neither would fans welcome it nor would Liverpool sanction the deal.
“Coutinho would never be welcomed back at Liverpool,” Murphy told Sporting Bet.
“I think even if Liverpool thought it was something they wanted, the fans would make it perfectly clear it wasn't acceptable and would force them to pull the plug.”
Talk of a potential return to Anfield for Coutinho was also put to bed by Jurgen Klopp last month.
Klopp has very quickly distanced the Reds from claims they could re-sign the player.
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“That is something I don't want to talk about. I would not say it is a potential transfer or a likely one,” Klopp told the Liverpool Echo.
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