Liverpool to miss out on £17m due to Philippe Coutinho injury
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Liverpool to miss out on £17m due to Philippe Coutinho injury

Liverpool will miss out on a £17million transfer windfall from Barcelona following Philippe Coutinho’s surgery that has ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Coutinho swapped Anfield for the Nou Camp back in January 2018, with Barca completing a deal worth up to £140million to bring him to Catalonia; the Reds yet to receive the full fee due to some clauses that were included in the deal.

One of the clauses involved in the deal was Coutinho racking up 100 appearances for Barca, a feat which would have forced the Spanish club to pay out another £17million but Marca claims that the English side is set to miss on the fee with the Brazilian ten games away from triggering the clause.

The reports further state that Barca boss Ronald Koeman has no plans with Coutinho and will ship him in the summer if they can find the right deal.

The Brazilian scored 21 goals in his first 76 appearances for Barca before beings sent out on loan to Bayern Munich where he helped the German club win their sixth Champions League title but the club failed to turn the deal into a permanent one and shipped him back to Barca last summer.

And having initially struggled for form under new boss Ronald Koeman, a serious knee injury sustained in December has kept him out of action for the last four months.

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