Liverpool pocket £5million from Barcelona after semi-final Champions League clash activates clause in deal for Philippe Coutinho
- Liverpool have received another installment in their Philippe Coutinho deal
- The Reds took a £4.3m bonus as Barcelona made the Champions League semis
- Several clauses were inserted into the big-money move for the Brazilian
- Barca made the final four but were humiliated by Liverpool at Anfield
Liverpool have received just under £5million windfall from Barcelona due to a recently activated clause in their deal to sell Philippe Coutinho last January.
The Reds have pocketed £4.3million from the Spanish giants after one of the clauses inserted into the deal stipulated that Barca would have to pay up should they make the semi-final stage of the Champions League.
In a dramatic twist of fate, the La Liga champions did progress to the final four of the competition, only to be eliminated by Liverpool themselves in one of the most incredible comebacks the competition has ever seen.
Liverpool have received an additional windfall for their sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona
A 5million euros add-on was inserted into the £146m move which took Coutinho from Merseyside to Catalonia, as report the Liverpool Echo.
Jurgen Klopp’s side sensationally managed to overturn a 3-0 first-leg scoreline from the Nou Camp and score four times at Anfield without reply.
Coutinho started against his former club in the decisive showdown, but was withdrawn on the hour mark and slammed in the Spanish media for an underwhelming performance.
Barca owed £4.3m for making the Champions League semi-finals, where Liverpool beat them
Liverpool reinvested the Coutinho money wisely and brought in Virgil van Dijk and Alisson
Despite spending less than 18 months with Barca, Coutinho is heavily linked with a move in the summer and the Spanish giants are willing to listen to offers.
Liverpool reinvested part of the money received for Coutinho into the signings of Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
The defensive duo have revitalised the Reds at the back this season, and turned Klopp’s side into fully fledged title contenders.
Liverpool have qualified for their second consecutive Champions League final, and will meet Tottenham in an all-English showdown in Madrid on Saturday, June 1.