Liverpool’s Coutinho clause means Sadio Mane would cost Barcelona £225m

Liverpool made a staggering £142million from the sale of Philippe Coutinho.

The money Barcelona paid the Reds went towards them signing £75million defender Virgil van Dijk and £67million goalkeeper Alisson, who shored up Liverpool's defence and turned them into Champions League winners.

But it wasn't just the money made from the sale of the Brazilian that benefited Liverpool.

Some shrewd negotiations when selling the midfielder meant Barcelona wouldn't be able to raid Liverpool in the way they have done previously – Javier Mascherano and Luis Suarez are two examples – without paying a huge premium, for the next three seasons.

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