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Not so fast! No Coutinho fee due Liverpool via Champions League final

Liverpool will NOT be due any extra bonus from Barcelona should Philippe Coutinho win the Champions League final on Saturday with Bayern Munich.

There have been claims of Barca needing to cough up an extra £5m to the Reds should Coutinho win the European crown while on-loan with Bayern.

But the Liverpool Echo says Liverpool's deal with Barcelona - one which saw sporting director Michael Edwards negotiate a clause not about the UEFA Champions League but one that prevented Barca from returning for any more players until 2020 - was worth an initial £106m with a further £36m of add-ons.

The Reds are just £4.4m away from receiving the full fee for Coutinho from Barcelona and the final installment is due to be paid when certain appearance-based milestones are met with Barca themselves.

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