The Brazilian midfielder left Anfield for Barcelona in a £130.5m deal back in January 2018 but struggled to establish himself at the Spanish giants.He’s spending this season on loan at Bayern Munich, who have the option to turn the deal into a permanent one for €120m at the end of the season.There are doubts whether that will happen, though, according to Sport, with Coutinho having failed to reignite his career in Bavaria so far.And should the Bundesliga side decide not to exercise their option, Barça are ‘preparing for the possible scenarios’ should he return to the Nou Camp, with it almost ruled out that he’ll stay at the club.Embed from Getty ImagesSeveral clubs, including Liverpool, are ‘interested’ in his situation, with it stated that they would ‘value his signing’ should he be set for a move away.Barcelona are also evaluating the option of using Coutinho as part of a big-money move for another player, such as Neymar, with PSG director Leonardo, a known admirer of the midfielder.That is likely a better option for Barça to explore, with it doubtful Liverpool would be genuinely interested in bringing Coutinho back in future.While they could do with a creative midfielder of his ilk and he played his best football under Jürgen Klopp, there seems to be little desire to try and get him back for a second spell, particularly given what they’d have to pay to make it happen.Comments that have come out of the club have hardly been positive about the idea either. Captain Jordan Henderson has openly stated that Coutinho’s time at Liverpool was over when asked abouut it, while CEO Peter Moore was hardly effusive about the Brazilian either.Then there’s Coutinho’s stance to consider too. It’s likely he would turn down the chance, especially after the reports his family were never truly happy living on Merseyside.Those are all major reasons why the possibility of a return to Anfield seem remote at best. There’s reasons it’d make sense, sure, but there’s far more showing why it won’t happen than why it will.This latest suggestion instead feels more like Sport trying to push Liverpool as potential bidders to ramp up interest rather than there being any genuine interest from Anfield.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Strategy Game is AddictiveForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoGrepolis – Online Free GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this Game! Already 35 Million PlayersGrepolis – Online Free GameUndo Liverpool have once again been named as suitors for Philippe Coutinho should he leave Barcelona as expected this summer.
Duncan Robinson bombed in his ninth 3-pointer of the game 17 seconds into overtime, then added a 10th later in the extra session as the host Miami Heat outlasted the Atlanta Hawks 135-121 on Tuesday night. Five players had career nights in the shootout, led by Robinson, who recorded career highs in points (34) and 3-pointers (10 on just 14 attempts).Miami rookie Kendrick Nunn led all scorers with a career-high 36 points, Bam Adebayo recorded a career-first triple-double with a career-high 30 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 11 assists, and Jimmy Butler also notched a triple-double with 20 points, a career-high 18 rebounds and 10 assists.Miami’s starters combined for 124 of the team’s 135 points. Rookie De’Andre Hunter helped keep Atlanta in the game with a career-high 28 points. Trae Young backed Hunter with 21 points and nine assists for the Hawks, who lost to the Heat for the third straight time this season.76ers 97, Nuggets 92Joel Embiid had 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and Philadelphia remained unbeaten at home with a win over Denver. Tobias Harris added 20 points, Matisse Thybulle had 13 and Al Horford 11 as the Sixers improved to 13-0 at Wells Fargo Center, their best home start since winning 22 in a row in 1966-67. Will Barton led the Nuggets with 26 points, and Nikola Jokic added 15 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. Gary Harris also scored 14 points while Paul Millsap had 10 for Denver, which lost Jamal Murray to a hip injury in the first quarter.Hornets 114, Wizards 107Devonte’ Graham had another big second half on his way to scoring 29 points, and Charlotte made key conversions on offense down the stretch to pull out a victory against visiting Washington. Terry Rozier had 17 points for the Hornets, and Miles Bridges finished with 16. P.J. Washington, despite coming off an ankle injury sustained Sunday, had 15 points, Cody Zeller had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Bismack Biyombo provided 13 points and 15 rebounds.Rui Hachimura had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Washington, which lost its fourth straight road game. Bradley Beal added 16, and Ish Smith chipped in 13.Trail Blazers 115, Knicks 87 Damian Lillard scored 31 points and matched his season best with eight 3-pointers to lead Portland to an easy victory over visiting New York.Hassan Whiteside recorded 17 points, 15 rebounds and five blocked shots for Portland, which won for just the second time in its past five games. Carmelo Anthony and Anfernee Simons added 16 points apiece, and CJ McCollum had 13.Julius Randle scored 15 points and Mitchell Robinson added 14 for the Knicks, who lost their 10th consecutive game. New York fell to 0-2 under Mike Miller, the former college and G League coach who took over on an interim basis after the firing of David Fizdale.—Field Level Media
The final major domino appears to have fallen for the Orioles’ 25-man roster and rookie Jonathan Schoop will reportedly get his shot in Baltimore to begin the year.According to FOX Sports insider Ken Rosenthal, the Orioles plan to keep Schoop on the active roster to alternate at both second and third base while Manny Machado continues to work his way back to full strength after offseason knee surgery. Schoop impressed manager Buck Showalter and executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette with a strong spring that included a .385 average with two home runs, five doubles, and eight runs batted in over 39 Grapefruit League at-bats.The final middle-infield job had been down to Schoop and Jemile Weeks, who was acquired as part of the Jim Johnson trade over the winter.With Machado not expected back until sometime in April, there had been growing sentiment to reward Schoop’s strong spring with a short-term audition with the Orioles. However, a strong start would certainly go a long way in persuading the organization to keep him in Baltimore for good.The likely plan for Schoop is to play second base with Ryan Flaherty shifting over to third against right-handed pitching. The Curacao native would then move over to third base with the newly-acquired — and switch-hitting — Steve Lombardozzi handling second base against left-handed starters.Considered the Orioles’ top positional prospect since Machado was promoted to Baltimore late in the 2012 season, Schoop made his major league debut late last season and homered in his first game. This came after he missed two months of action for Triple-A Norfolk due to a stress fracture in his back.Schoop hit .256 with nine home runs, 34 RBIs, and a .697 on-base plus slugging percentage over 289 plate appearances with the Tides last season.