Liverpool will receive €20million from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho if he reaches 100 matches as he is set to do so by the 27th of October.
The Brazilian left the Reds in January 2018 and while a meniscus injury sidelined him last season, he will soon reach 100 games for the Catalonians which, as per Sport.es means they will be obligated to pay Liverpool €20million (£17m).
While his departure felt like a crushing blow at the time, it actually paved the way for the Reds to go on and win the Champions League and then the Premier League as they bought Virgil van Dijk, Alisson Becker and Fabinho with the funds from his sale.
Liverpool have done tremendously in the last few years but there are concerns that the next few might not pan out as well as the future looks uncertain with Jurgen Klopp’s contract set to expire in 2024 and an ageing attack slowly showing signs of deterioration.
Roberto Firmino has been on the decline for some time now and Sadio Mane hasn’t been his usual self since before COVID-19 struck football and supporters are just going to have to hope that FSG has a plan in place that will keep Liverpool at the top even when Jurgen Klopp leaves the club.
The scary reality, however, is that aside from Brendan Rodgers’ exciting blip in 2013/14, FSG haven’t achieved anything without Klopp and it’s worrying to consider that they might not be able to do so without his man-management skills.
All the other top Premier League sides have huge budgets and the ability to hire whichever top manager is in fashion but Liverpool seem unable to match them for whatever reason.
Without being too negative, I’m very worried about what happens when Klopp eventually leaves Liverpool as FSG’s model is hardly the most conducive for continuous success.