Merseyside giants Liverpool are better off without Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho according to one of their former players.
Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho has been seriously linked with a return to Anfield 18 months after he forced his exit from the club.
Liverpool legend Dean Saunders believes that the Reds have fared better without the playmaker in their ranks.
The former striker spoke about Chelsea target Coutinho while he was speaking about transfers on British radio TalkSport.
Philippe Coutinho is fed up with life at Spanish champions Barcelona after a torrid one year plus at the club following his £142m move from Liverpool to Barcelona in January 2018.
The 27-year-old threatened to go on strike before the move was sanctioned by the Reds.
Coutinho is the most expensive player in world football as a result of that transfer except for the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) duo of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Liverpool reinvested the money from the Coutinho transfer into the team with the signings of Dutch centre back Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton and Brazilian shot stopper Alisson Becker from AS Roma.
Both Van Dijk and Alisson Becker were instrumental to the Reds’ recent triumph in the Champions League at the start of last month.