Liverpool are set to earn yet more money from the deal which saw Philippe Coutinho leave the club and join Barcelona back in 2018.

The move saw Barcelona fork out an initial £106m and there was the potential for the Reds to make a further £36m in add-ons if certain conditions were met.

The majority of the add-ons have been paid to Liverpool already but £4.4m is still outstanding and dependent on Coutinho reaching a certain number of appearances for the Catalan giants.

The Daily Mirror claim that Coutinho needs to make just 14 more appearances to trigger the final clause after starting Barcelona's most recent 4-0 win over Villarreal.

Liverpool are set to benefit from Philippe Coutinho's Barcelona lifeline, with the latest add-on fee due if the Brazilian makes another 14 appearances

Coutinho's future at the Nou Camp had been up in the air under previous boss Quique Setien, with the Brazilian returning from a loan spell at Bayern Munich.

The Bundesliga giants had no intention of making the move permanent and Coutinho's agent, Kia Joorabchian, had been open about the fact that his client's future may lie away from Barcelona.

Speaking in July, Joorabchian told talkSPORT: "It's no secret he wants to come back to the Premier League.

The Brazilian left Liverpool for Barcelona in January 2018, but it has not panned out well for him at the Nou Camp
The Brazilian left Liverpool for Barcelona in January 2018

"It's still very much open. There is a lot of genuine interest."

However, with Ronald Koeman replacing Setien as manager Coutinho looks to have a future at the club.

He was given the pivotal number ten role in the win over Villarreal and formed part of a formidable attack alongside Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and Ansu Fati, assisting Fati's second goal.

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And Joorabchian has confirmed that Koeman views Coutinho as a key part of his plans, claiming the pair spoke after Coutinho won the Champions League with Bayern.

"Coutinho to stay at Barça? Yes," he told talkSPORT earlier this month. "Koeman called him right after the Champions League victory with Bayern and told him he’s very much in his plans and would like him to return."