11 Oct 2016

Anfield MegaDeal: Liverpool can finally sign 'wonderful' €45m Brazil star but only if Klopp sacrifices Coutinho

PSG are currently linked with a move for Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho, and Unai Emery is seemingly determined to seal the deal, even if it means sacrificing one PSG's key players.

According to French newspaper Le10 Sport:

* PSG are set to offer Lucas Moura as part of a swap deal to sign Coutinho.

* The Ligue One club will also offer a 'mouth-watering' fee in a bid to tempt Liverpool into selling.

Coutinho is well aware of PSG's interest, and when asked in July about the possibility of signing for the French Champions, he told reporters:

"As far as I know, there's no offer [from PSG]. I'm here with the national team, and this subject is for my representatives".

As for Moura - Liverpool have been constantly linked with 'wonderful' Brazilian, who is reportedly keen to work under Jurgen Klopp. Plus, there are some clear positives to having him at Anfield:

* Plays for one of Europe's biggest clubs, so he's experienced the pressure that comes with relentless expectation.

* Played alongside the likes of Ibrahimovic, Silva, Motta, Pastore, Veratti, and Cavani, and that experience with elite players should (in theory) help him hit the ground running in England.

Additionally, €45m-rated Moura's goals/assists stats at PSG are a little better than Coutinho's for LFC, so in terms of end product, he is a slight upgrade:

* Moura: 70 goals/assists in 180 games (One every 155 mins)

* Coutinho: 63 goals/assists in 153 games (One every 183 mins)

One thing's for sure: Liverpool fans want Klopp to sign Moura. In August, I conducted a poll on the subject, and the results were emphatic:

If the deal to sign Moura involves losing Coutinho, I doubt Liverpool fans will display the same enthusiasm for the transfer. Is Moura a big enough upgrade on Coutinho to make the deal worth it?


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