Coutinho’s £130m transfer fee could be spent to sign two world-class players

Liverpool have told Jurgen Klopp he will be handed the entire windfall to spend on new recruits if Philippe Coutinho is sold for £130million in January.

Barcelona are desperate to sign the Brazilian playmaker and are expected to return with a huge offer having failed to land him over the summer.

According to The Mirror, Barcelona are confident of agreeing a deal with Liverpool. To ease Coutinho’s departure, Klopp will be given all the money raised from the sale to sign new players – with Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk top of the wishlist.

Liverpool tried to sign the Dutchman in the summer but could not get Saints to agree to a move.

Van Dijk could cost around £70m but that would still leave £60m to sign a creative playing in Coutinho’s mould.