Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has said he would welcome Philippe Coutinho back to Anfield with open arms if there was a possibility for the Brazilian to return to Anfield.
The 29-year-old told Catalan newspaper Sport he is a good friend of his former teammate, and he believes that everyone in the squad would want the current Bayern Munich midfielder back at the club:
“Phil is a good friend of mine. I think he is an exceptional footballer, he has everything, he has a great attitude and he loves football. So, of course, for me, it would always be welcome, but it is not up to me. It is probably best to ask the manager that. The boys loved him, so if you ask any of them, I’m sure they’ll say they would love to have him back.”
Coutinho is currently on loan at Bayern but it appears unlikely that his move to the Bundesliga club will be made permanent at the end of the season. He could, therefore, be available if he returns to Barcelona in the summer. However, Henderson also hinted that the Reds may opt against a move for a former player:
“I think his time here has passed, he has moved and I hope that in the near future we will see the same Phil we saw here.”
As Henderson says, the final decision would rest with Jurgen Klopp and considering how well the team has played without the Brazilian magician since his departure in 2018, there is no guarantee that the Merseysiders would be interested in re-signing him.