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IN DETAIL: Liverpool set to bank (almost) full Coutinho fee

Liverpool's sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona will still bank them near full fee - despite his loan move to Bayern Munich.

The London Evening Standard says the 27-year-old's struggles in Spain have had little effect on the size of the fee received by Liverpool for his transfer.

Once Jurgen Klopp showed willingness to sanction Coutinho's sale, club chiefs began negotiations that would see the Spanish champions agree to pay a total package worth €160m (£146m) for his purchase.

The Reds were guaranteed to receive €120m (£111m) of that fee, with the remaining €40m (£36m) made up of realistic add-ons, many of which have since been triggered.

Barca have since paid out €10m (£9m) in Champions League-related bonuses after reaching last season's semi-finals, where they were - somewhat ironically - knocked out by Liverpool.

Meanwhile, the remaining €30m (£27m) of the deal was made up of appearance targets, and just €5m of those had failed to be reached before the player's move to Bayern Munich.

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