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Liverpool set for cash windfall if Philippe Coutinho wins Champions League

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Premier League champions Liverpool could be line for a potential cash windfall if the Brazilian magician Philippe Coutinho wins Champions League with FC Bayern Munich.

26-time La Liga winners succumbed to humiliating loss at the hands of German champions FC Bayern Munich in last night knockout UEFA Champions League Quarter-final losing 8-2.

Philippe Coutinho who is currently on loan from FC Barcelona, came off the bench to score twice and assist Robert Lewandowski’s goal against his parent club.

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The Catalan based team signed the Brazilian attacking midfielder in 2018 in an eye-watering deal worth around £142m but has failed to live upto expectations in first season at Nou Camp.

If last night’s humiliation was not enough for Barcelona, they may end paying £4.5m to Liverpool, if Bayern go all the way and win the tournament.

The £142m deal had various player related clauses, one of which requires Barcelona to pay the Merseyside based club £4.5m, as the clause does not specify that it had to be while playing for them.

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