However, the discussion wasn't a long one because Barcelona wanted a staggering £8million loan fee, as well as Coutinho's £250,000-a-week wages paid in full, and Liverpool were not prepared to stump up such a sum to sign him.
According to The Athletic, Liverpool were also looking at re-signing Coutinho at the time.
Jurgen Klopp reportedly sat down with Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards in the summer to discuss re-signing Philippe Coutinho.
The Barcelona midfielder left Liverpool for the Camp Nou in January 2018, putting pen to paper on a lucrative deal after completing a £142million switch.
But it became clear after Coutinho's first season that game-time was going to be difficult, after the midfielder failed to set the world alight in Spain, and Barcelona made him available for loan.
A number of top clubs including Manchester United and Tottenham considered bringing the Brazilian in for the season before Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich finally won the race to sign him temporarily.