Jurgen Klopp should snub re-signing Philippe Coutinho and land his Barcelona team-mate Ousmane Dembele instead.

That's according to former Liverpool star Danny Murphy, who thinks Coutinho would only take the Reds backwards.

The Brazilian was Liverpool's best player when he joined Barcelona for £142million back in January 2018, but has since seen his career regress.

Liverpool meanwhile have won the Champions League and narrowly missed out on winning a first Premier League title last season.

And Murphy thinks Klopp would be wrong to re-sign Coutinho and attempt to shoehorn him into his side.

"Liverpool would be taking a step backwards if they re-signed Coutinho," Murphy told Bwin. "Coutinho is at his best when playing in a central three, not wide left.