Jason McAteer tells Frank Lampard to sign Philippe Coutinho for Chelsea

Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer has urged Chelsea to recruit Philippe Coutinho, as a return to Anfield isn’t the right move for the club or player.

‘He would still grace the top clubs in Europe, as he’s showed at Bayern Munich where he’s done okay – but he needs to be the centre of attention. That wasn’t the case at Liverpool and certainly wasn’t the case at Barcelona.’

McAteer suggested Frank Lampard’s progressive Chelsea side would be a much better fit for the South American playmaker.

He added: ‘I could see Philippe Coutinho slotting in perfectly at Chelsea, where Frank Lampard is doing unbelievable things trying to reboot the club using a lot of young talent bedding in alongside some experienced stars.

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