Brendan Rodgers faces another epic struggle to keep one his stars at Anfield…
Spanish giants Atletico Madrid have targeted Liverpool’s impressive young Brazilian playmaker Coutinho as a priority transfer target in January, reports the Mirror.
The 21-year-old has been outstanding for the Reds since he was signed from Inter Milan last January, and his arrival signalled a change in Liverpool’s on pitch fortunes. The player picked up an injury against Swansea in the Premier League two weeks ago, and Liverpool have slipped to consecutive 1-0 defeats in his absence.
The lure of Champions League football could be too much for Coutinho, who is also hoping to make the Brazil squad for next summer’s World Cup.
Atletico are riding high in La Liga, having won all of their seven matches, even beating Real Madrid at the Bernabeu stadium on Sunday evening.
Diego Simeone’s ever improving outfit want to target big January signings to make sure their season doesn’t lose momentum.
Liverpool faced a huge struggle over the summer to hold on to Luis Suarez, who wanted to leave the club to play Champions League football. If their Brazilian star continues to perform so well on the pitch, they can only expect a similar situation to arise with Coutinho in the coming transfer windows.