Liverpool are now just £4.4million away from earning the full £142million from the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona, according to reports.

The Reds parted company with the Brazil international in January 2018 after Coutinho handed in a transfer request via email.

Liverpool received an initial £106million from the transfer with Barcelona agreeing to pay an additional £36million in variable bonuses.

The bonuses include an appearance fee, which will be paid in full after Coutinho plays 100 games for Barcelona, as well as pay-outs for Champions League success and individual accolades, like winning the Ballon d'Or.