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Exposed! how Liverpool outsmart Barcelona after Coutinho capture

Timothy Aiyeku

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Philippe Coutinho

It has been revealed that English Premier League side Liverpool outsmart Spanish giants Barcelona in the deal that ensured the move of Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho to the Camp Nou.

It would be recalled that the Reds forfeited their star player to the Spanish giants in a stunning £142 million deal in the last January transfer window.

It would be recalled that the Merseyside club were very reluctant in letting the Brazilian star leave the Anfield but they were helpless with Coutinho forcing a move and insisting he wants to leave.

However, a latest report had just disclosed that Barcelona will not be able to have any Liverpool player again in the next three years of the transfer calendar.

This is after Spanish radio revealed that the Reds added a clause in the Coutinho deal that clearly spells out that Barcelona will not come knocking for any player at the Anfield in the next three years which was agreed between the two parties.

However, Liverpool were saved from missing too much of the Brazilian with the fine form of Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah as he came in to fill the gap.

With Salah, Liverpool were able to achieve what they could not with Coutinho by getting to the Champions League finals as well as finishing second in the Premier League table.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.