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Liverpool struck a deal worth a total of £142million with Barcelona, making the fee the biggest ever the Reds have earned from selling a player.

 

The transfer was worth an initial £106m with a further £36m in add-ons centred around a number of clauses related to trophies won and milestones passed.

 

Back-to-back La Liga titles for Coutinho at Camp Nou may have seen the Reds earn closer to the full sum, but no such figures have been made public, while Barca haven't won a Champions League since they signed the Brazil international.

 

In May, Liverpool pocketed a further £4.3m last season after Barca made it to the quarter-final stage of the Champions League.

 

They were, of course, eliminated in the semi-finals by Liverpool, ensuring the £4.3m clause was triggered, bringing the overall total up to a minimum of £110.3m.

 

One clause that is believed to be in the contract is a £17m fee that will be paid in full when the attacking midfielder represents the La Liga champions 100 times.

 

His last appearance for Barca - the 2-1 defeat to Valencia in the Copa del Rey final - was his 75th for the club since he joined in January 2018.

 

It has been reported that the Reds earn £4.4m for every 25-game milestone Coutinho reaches, meaning they have banked £13.2m so far.

 

Liverpool would be confident of earning the full £17m sum if the Selecao star stays at Camp Nou this summer, but given the intense daily speculation, that is far from certain at present.

 

Twenty-five more appearances for Coutinho at Barca takes Liverpool's total up to £127.3m, but that figure hangs in the balance until the close of the European transfer window on September 2.

 

As a result, it could be surmised that Liverpool have so far earned £123.5m for the 27-year-old, leaving them - theoretically, at least - £18.5m short of the fee that made Coutinho the third most expensive transfer in history 18 months ago.

 

However, the ECHO understands that Barcelona are now just €5m (£4.4m) away from paying the full £142m fee set out in the contract that was rubber-stamped last year.

 

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/money-liverpool-could-miss-out-16596110

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1 hour ago, House of Dirk said:

He would be the 4th best Brazilian at the club

If he did come back he'd be like Owen, nobody really liked him but if he's doing the job then that's fine. 

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23 minutes ago, DimReaper said:

Absolute state of Firmino.

 

13 minutes ago, El Rojo said:

Bobby can wear what he fucking wants. 

I agree with both of these statements!

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1 hour ago, El Rojo said:

Bobby can wear what he fucking wants. 

One hundred percent. Only makes me love him more 

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The bloke wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts must stand out like dog's balls in that crowd. 

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1 hour ago, Josef Svejk said:

I'm pretty sure he's wearing something my granny wore in the '70s...

My Gran wouldn't have been seen dead in that clobber

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24 minutes ago, Babb'sBurstNad said:

I might be alone, but I really like what Bobby's wearing.

How you getting on with the new Labrador mate ?

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