Really says a lot about this team and how far we have come since his departure that I think we would actually be going backwards in terms of quality if he returned. He’s not played well since the day he left, that is 18 months of being in and out of the team and playing crap, he may never recover from that, we could bring him back to the club and his Barca form could continue with us.
There’s one person responsible for Coutinho seeing his career go down the pan and that’s himself.
I remember Klopp once saying that he doesn’t look to work with players he has previously worked with, I think it was around the time Aubamayang was leaving Dortmund, obviously Gotze is the exception but how much we actually pushed for that move we will never know, so the odds aren’t in Coutinho’s favour on a return to the club. He’s burned his bridges with Klopp, Klopp told him he will be nothing special should he leave the club and he’s been proved right, why would he waste his time going back for a player that didn’t want to hear what he had to say and showed no respect for the club with his transfer requests and faking of injuries, doubt Klopp has any time for him at all.
Like Owen when he was at Madrid, you can bet your house on him regretting the move and wishing he never left.