The agonizing wait for Liverpool fans may finally be over!

Barcelona target Moussa Dembele failed to turn up to training at Borussia Dortmund which suggests he’s pushing for a move. This is a typical tactic from players who are looking to make a switch.

 

The news will be welcomed by Liverpool fans who are probabaly losing sleep over the potential sale of star man Coutinho. However the drama may not be over yet, it all depends on the staying power of one Andres Iniesta.

Barcelona need to replace Neymar that’s for certain, but they also need a long term replacement for Iniesta. If Barcelona believe that Iniesta still has one more good year in his legs, then they’re likely to wrap up Dembele as the Neymar replacement and return for Coutinho the following season.

If Barcelona believe that Iniesta has had his best days however, then they’ll use the Neymar money to forcefully pursue both players.

 

Looking at Barcelona vs PSG in the first leg of the champions league last season, it was evident that a lack of youth and mobility exists in the Barcelona midfield. La Masia academy has also had a dry spell in terms of churning out new talent in recent years, which is usually Barcelona’s method for replacing ageing players.

All of this points towards Barcelona not giving up on Coutinho and spending most of the Neymar funds in a single transfer window. Liverpool fans will be hoping this isn’t true, especially as the beginning of the season is only days away.

 

The one stronghold that Liverpool do have, is that they don’t need to sell. If Klopp can convince Coutinho that he’s still young enough to wait one more season then that’s exactly what will happen.

Barcelona will simply return in the summer of 2018 and get their man eventually as they always do. This would give Liverpool time to find a suitable replacement and plan for life beyond Coutinho.

The agonizing wait for Liverpool fans may finally be over!

Barcelona target Moussa Dembele failed to turn up to training at Borussia Dortmund which suggests he's pushing for a move. This is a typical tactic from players who are looking to make a switch.

 

The news will be welcomed by Liverpool fans who are probabaly losing sleep over the potential sale of star man Coutinho. However the drama may not be over yet, it all depends on the staying power of one Andres Iniesta.

Barcelona need to replace Neymar that's for certain, but they also need a long term replacement for Iniesta. If Barcelona believe that Iniesta still has one more good year in his legs, then they're likely to wrap up Dembele as the Neymar replacement and return for Coutinho the following season.

If Barcelona believe that Iniesta has had his best days however, then they'll use the Neymar money to forcefully pursue both players.

 

Looking at Barcelona vs PSG in the first leg of the champions league last season, it was evident that a lack of youth and mobility exists in the Barcelona midfield. La Masia academy has also had a dry spell in terms of churning out new talent in recent years, which is usually Barcelona's method for replacing ageing players.

All of this points towards Barcelona not giving up on Coutinho and spending most of the Neymar funds in a single transfer window. Liverpool fans will be hoping this isn't true, especially as the beginning of the season is only days away.

 

The one stronghold that Liverpool do have, is that they don't need to sell. If Klopp can convince Coutinho that he's still young enough to wait one more season then that's exactly what will happen.

Barcelona will simply return in the summer of 2018 and get their man eventually as they always do. This would give Liverpool time to find a suitable replacement and plan for life beyond Coutinho.