Steve Nicol tells ESPN he would be in favour of Philippe Coutinho return

Steve Nicol tells ESPN he would be in favour of Philippe Coutinho return

Former Liverpool and Scotland defender Steve Nicol has told ESPN that it would be “ideal” for Philippe Coutinho to return to Anfield.

Nicol stated that on the back of a successful 2018/19 season, The Reds “don’t have a huge need [for many new players]”. However, he did say that his transfer “wishlist” would include another centre-back, namely Matthijs De Ligt, and a midfielder like James Maddison who can win the ball back for his team but also “pick a pass and score a goal.”

He went on to say that “you’re always looking for more goalscorers… Somebody like a Coutinho, I think, would be ideal for Liverpool.”

Many Liverpool fans are in two minds about whether they would take the Brazilian international back at the club. The 27-year-old forced his way out of Anfield, sacrificing a large sum of his own money to ensure the deal got done as quickly as possible.

However, we’re a fickle lot, us football fans. Stranger things have happened.

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