Liverpool are set for another financial boost after Philippe Coutinho returned to Barcelona on September 7th for the new season.
The Brazilian spent the 2019/20 season on loan at Bayern Munich where he won the major treble; the German Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and the Champions League.
In fact, Philippe Coutinho scored two goals against his parent club in the quarterfinals as Bayern Munich cruise their way into another Champions League title.
But with the changes in management at Barcelona, the Brazilian has return to the Catalan giants.
“I think it was very clear, [Barcelona boss Ronald] Koeman called him right after the Champions League victory with Bayern the following day,” Joorabchian said.
“He told him that he is very much in his plans and he would like him to return. He was due to return on September 7, actually.
“But he returned at the beginning of September as he didn’t want to lose his momentum and fitness and he’s been training with Barcelona.
“All signs point that Barcelona have changed, quite dramatically, with their philosophy of how they want to move forward from last year.
“And I think the players they have brought in like Coutinho, [Ousmane] Dembele and [Antoine] Griezmann, they are all going to be part of the squad this year.
“When you are playing for the team you have to do your job and I think he did his job perfectly [in the Champions League].
“It is probably the reason Barcelona want him back so badly.”
Philippe Coutinho’s return means Liverpool are due for another windfall should the Brazilian plays another 24 games for Barcelona.
When Philippe Countiho joined Barcelona from Liverpool in January of 2018, the Catalan giants paid upfront £106m of his reported £142m.
After the £106m basic, an additional £18m was to be payable for the first 100 games Coutinho plays for Barcelona, £4.5m per 25 games.
A further £4.5m would be paid for Champions League qualification in the first two seasons with a £4.5m bonus for winning the competition with Barcelona in his first two seasons.
Before he left Barcelona on loan for Bayern Munich last season, he already played 76 games for the Catalan giants.
This implies Liverpool would have been paid £13.5 (£4.5 per 25 appearances) and with another 24 games this new season they would be paid another £4.5m.
While Liverpool would still get the £4.5m if he plays another 24 games this season, they missed out on the £4.5m meant for them if he won the Champions League title within his first two seasons with Barcelona.
As it stands, Liverpool have collected a total of £123.7m from Barcelona.