Today Ed Malyon, sports editor at The Independent, has written an exclusive story detailing Philippe Coutinho’s desire for “clear-the-air talks” with Liverpool following the apparent breakdown of his transfer to Barcelona.

You can read the article here.

Ed joins John Gibbons and Neil Atkinson over the phone to talk through the story, what is likely to happen next and how easy it will be to mend relations with all parties concerned. We also talk about sourcing and fact checking an international transfer story in 2017.

Listen to a free clip of Ed discussing how Philippe Couintho’s teammates are likely to react to developments, here:

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