Liverpool face reunion with lost loves Luis Suárez and Philippe Coutinho
The Champions League semi-final against Barcelona will pit two generations of Anfield attackers against each other
Liverpool will cost themselves some money should they reach the Champions League final at Barcelona’s expense – one of the add-ons to Philippe Coutinho’s transfer fee of £105m just over a year ago was an extra £4.5m should the Catalans win the event this season.
Financial considerations apart, it should be quite the reunion when Jürgen Klopp’s side arrive at the Camp Nou on Wednesday. Liverpool were not only responsible for showcasing Coutinho’s talents in a manner that made him irresistible to Barcelona, they did exactly the same with Luis Suárez four years earlier, again making an impressive profit on a player they signed relatively cheaply. Suárez cost Liverpool £22.8m in January 2011, hilariously arriving at the same time as the club parted with almost twice as much to purchase Andy Carroll.