Liverpool will need to sign a top quality player if Philippe Coutinho leaves the club in the winter transfer window.
The Brazilian international has been in sensational form for the Reds in the current campaign and Klopp must hold on to him.
If reports in the media are anything to go by then the Merseysiders may actually let the player leave for Barca but in return, they want a midfielder from the Catalan club.
According to Don Balon, Liverpool want Barcelona to let Brazilian star Rafinha Alcantara move to Anfield if they are to sign Coutinho.
In the summer transfer window, Jurgen Klopp was reportedly looking to sign the 24-year-old star and asked the club to hire his services (Mundo Deportivo).
Rafinha is a versatile talent, who can effectively play anywhere in the midfield and also in the attacking third if needed. In the last campaign, he started 18 games for the Spanish giants and directly contributed in 12 goals (7 goals and 5 assists).
This season, he has been on the treatment table due to injury and has not featured for the La Liga leaders as yet. Rafinha’s current contract has got a release clause (FCB) of 75 million euros (£67million). It will be fair to say that an injury prone player who has mainly warmed the bench at Barca is not good enough to replace Liverpool’s little magician.
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