Jurgen Klopp has no interest in bringing Philippe Coutinho back to Liverpool because he felt 'betrayed' when the Brazilian left to join Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.
Coutinho pushed for a move to Barca back in January 2018, with the Catalans forking out £130million to prise him away from Anfield.
However, over the past three years he has failed to justify that hefty price tag, struggling to impress in his first year-and-a-half at the Nou Camp before being sent out on loan to Bayern Munich in the 2019/20 campaign.
Bayern chose not to sign Coutinho permanently at the end of that loan spell, and since returning to Barca he has only made 17 appearances due to injury.
The 29-year-old has regularly been linked with a move back to Liverpool in recent years, with reports suggesting Barca would be prepared to cut their losses and offload him on the cheap.
According to Spanish outlet ElNacional, Catalans chiefs are hopeful that the Reds will be tempted to re-sign their former player if he enjoys an impressive first half of the season.
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Nevertheless, the report also states that Liverpool boss Klopp has no intention of coaching him again on Merseyside.
The Anfield hierarchy were believed to have kept an open mind regarding a potential return for Coutinho, only for Klopp's reluctance to deter them from opening talks with Barca president Joan Laporta.
Laporta was hoping to send the midfielder back to Liverpool on an initial loan deal which includes the option of a permanent transfer.
But it is believed Klopp does not want to bring him back to the club because he 'does not forgive the betrayal' of his original desire to leave for Barca.
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Coutinho registered 54 goals and 45 assists in 201 appearances for Liverpool, coming close to winning the Premier League title in 2013/14.
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