Jamie Redknapp has suggested that while Liverpool could get in excess of £138million for Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, they should ask for Luis Suarez instead.

In his column for the Daily Mail, the pundit revealed that he believes players like Coutinho are hard to replace, so a huge transfer fee wouldn’t help the team.

“If Liverpool receive in excess of the £138million Barcelona bid last summer, there are few like-for-like players they can buy, while bringing in a number of players is not always the best option,” said Redknapp.

“Instead, Liverpool should ask Barcelona to swap Coutinho for Luis Suarez.

“The striker has not been as prolific as in recent seasons and the Liverpool fans would love a returning hero. It would be a great move for both the club and the Premier League.”

Suarez has played 21 times this season for Barcelona across all competitions, and has scored nine goals.

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All of his goals have come in the league with him failing to score in the Champions League despite making six appearances.

In comparison, Coutinho has scored more in less appearances, 10 in 17, for Liverpool this season and this includes scoring five goals in five Champions League appearances.

Redknapp admits that Suarez hasn’t been as prolific but believes Reds fans would still celebrate the signing as he would be a “returning hero.”

Suarez scored 82 goals in 132 appearances for Liverpool, winning the League Cup with the club.

Earlier this month, Coutinho confessed that he wasn’t sure what the future held for him at Anfield amid interest from Barcelona.

The Brazilian went on to say he was interested in the offer Liverpool received for him in the summer from Barcelona.

In other Liverpool news, Jamie Redknapp pointed out a new problem for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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