The revelry of Liverpool and Manchester United is not what is new, but there is Reds used anti Manchester United clause in Luis Suarez’s Barcelona contract.
Former Liverpool forward Luis Suarez had a Manchester United clause written into his Barcelona contract according to daily mirror.
The clause prevented Suarez from signing for the Red Devils on a free, even after his contract with the Catalan giants had expired.
But also Barcelona inserted the Suarez contract other clubs. The other clubs on Barcelona’s prohibited list included: Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, and, of course, Real Madrid their most enemy.
Liverpool made a huge £142million when they sold Phillipe Coutinho to Barcelona.
The Reds received a big chunk of this up front, with the rest paid in performance-related installments. But the money wasn’t the only thing Liverpool got out of the deal.
Some shrewd negotiations when selling the midfielder meant Barcelona wouldn’t be able to raid Liverpool without paying a huge premium for the next three seasons.
The premium stood at €100million (£89million), and required Barcelona to pay this on top of a standard transfer fee for any Liverpool player they wanted to sign.
The premium kept Barcelona at bay, despite Liverpool housing world-class players who would have previously been on the Catalan club’s wishlist.