Now it looks like the Toffees are again looking to surprise a few supporters, particularly some that are very close to home.
According to The Sun, the Blues are already house-hunting for the Brazil international, as they are so sure that he will be arriving on Merseyside this summer.
What's more, Carlo Ancelotti and co. could be getting Coutinho for £35 million, just three-and-a-half seasons after he moved to Barcelona for £145 million.
The 28-year-old has been finding it more difficult than expected since his move to the Nou Camp in 2018, although earlier this season it had seemed like he was getting more regular football under new manager Ronald Koeman.
Philippe Coutinho at Barcelona hasn't been all bad you know...pic.twitter.com/vZfoe9DmDJ- Goal (@goal) September 9, 2020
However, a knee injury has put an end to that, with Everton keen to make sure the former Liverpool man has fully recovered from that setback before splashing out on him.
Liverpool had also been linked with a move for their former player, but it now seems that they have beaten to it by their fierce rivals.
Happy Birthday, Philippe Coutinho! :tada:- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) June 12, 2020
As the Brazilian playmaker turns 28, we take a look back at some of his best moments at Liverpool...:fire:
Who would like to see him return to the Premier League? pic.twitter.com/QOtmZv3me5
This will be extra disappointing for Reds fans, who have been watching their team struggle to find the back of the net regularly - and could have done with the return of the guy who scored and assisted 78 goals in 152 Premier League appearances for them.
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