Until Philippe Coutinho makes a decision on his future this summer he will be continually linked with a move back to Liverpool.

The Brazilian left the club in 2018 to complete a dream transfer to Barcelona before things turned sour and he was sent out on loan to Bayern Munich. 

This summer Coutinho will be hoping to complete a permanent switch to a new club, but his options are limited given his huge price tag and the fact the world is coming to terms with the financial challenges posed by a global pandemic.

Barcelona boast the biggest wage bill of any club on the planet, and given Coutinho isn't in their plans next season, removing him from it is a priority.

As a result, the club has slashed the Brazilian's once £100million+ asking price to just €70m (£63m), according to reports from Spain.

Additionally, reports claim Coutinho and his agent Kia Joorabchian have been proactive in assessing the midfielder's options.

And one such report even claims that Coutinho has made a plea to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to re-sign him. 

Liverpool's stance hasn't changed, though. And there are a number of reasons why.