Liverpool agreed secret deal with Barcelona over future transfers during Coutinho talks

Liverpool agreed secret deal with Barcelona over future transfers during Coutinho talks

Liverpool Fans Ecstatic As Staggering Clause From Coutinho Transfer To Barcelona Is Revealed

Coutinho left Liverpool for the Nou Camp last January after months of interest from the La Liga champions

Liverpool fans were slightly annoyed when they sold their star player Coutinho to Barcelona, but it has now emerged that the Reds got a great deal when they sold the Brazilian to the Catalan club.

And now that they are competing for titles, they will feel more confident of keeping hold of their best players. Last season, they reached the Champions League final, only to be let down by a couple of brain farts from goalkeeper Loris Karius, while Barcelona crashed out in the quarter-finals to Roma, whom Liverpool beat in the semis before signing their goalkeeper, Alisson, in the summer.

The original fee was €130m which seemed incredibly inflated given the fact Barcelona had just received over €200m for Neymar and the Spanish giants were quick to splash the cash on Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele.

The former Liverpool man has certainly been the more successful of the two big money signings with the current uncertainty surrounding Dembele. Coutinho has scored four goals in eleven league games this season whilst also bagging in the Champions League, combining with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi to devastating effect.

Coutinho joined Barcelona in January this year from Liverpool for a fee of around €140m. Liverpool were well compensated for letting go of their star player but wanted to ensure that Barça did not come sniffing around for another of their stars for the foreseeable future.

In Suarez and Coutinho, Liverpool have lost two of their world-class talents to Barcelona in recent years and they were keen to make sure they at least had a few years until Barca could come and poach one of their big names again.

Liverpools current side includes several players who would improve Barças squad, with the standouts being Roberto Firmino and Virgil Van Dijk. But Reds fans can rest assured that they will be free from the pulling power of the Catalan giants for two more years.

That is why, when they sold Coutinho, they inserted a clause into his contract that prevented Barcelona from signing any Liverpool players until the year 2021. This means players such as Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah will not be allowed to join Barcelona in the next two years, although there is still a possibility that Liverpool can sign Barca players.

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Ousmane Dembele has been the man at the centre of the transfer speculation with Jurgen Klopp keen on the Frenchman. If Liverpool spend big, they could land the unsettled World Cup winner as soon as January.

To prevent another approach from Barça, Liverpool insisted upon a clause in Coutinhos contract that forbid Barcelona from signing any of their players for three years, one of which has almost passed.

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