Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho was spotted driving around in Spain with a number plate that ends in ‘LFC’.

According to the Daily Star, the aforementioned number plate is the one that Coutinho used when he was playing for Liverpool. For privacy reasons, the beginning of Coutinho’s number plate has been blurred.

We do find it slightly strange that Coutinho has not changed his number plate, as his current one clearly relates to Liverpool Football Club.

Coutinho’s number plate suggests that he still has a soft spot for the club. It was reported during the summer that Coutinho made a “personal plea” to return to Liverpool.

We would love Coutinho back at Anfield. He was a star for the Reds. The Brazilian scored 54 goals and registered 45 assists in 201 appearances for Liverpool.

In Coutinho’s final season with Liverpool, he averaged a player rating of 8.03 from 14 Premier League appearances. The aforementioned statistics highlight that Liverpool lost a really good player when he departed for Barcelona in 2018.

Coutinho has had a reasonable start to the 2020-21 season. He has scored two goals and registered two assists in six appearances for Barcelona in all competitions.

However, Coutinho recently suffered a hamstring injury and is expected to return in November.

Coutinho is still a decent player, and he is only 28 years of age. Coutinho’s current market value is €60 million, and his contract does not expire until the summer of 2023.

Because of Coutinho’s contract situation, Liverpool would have to spend somewhere around €60 million to get the Brazilian back. For the aforementioned reasons, we feel that it would be worth spending that type of money on Coutinho.

However, there has been no news suggesting that Liverpool have any genuine interest in re-signing Coutinho.

The images below were provided by TikTok user @NAIMBLANCO.

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