Luis Suarez and four other players who could potentially rejoin Liverpool in the future

Many fans would love to see the former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid striker back in a red shirt and he’s not the only one that has a chance of rejoining the Anfield club.

Luis Suarez will be back at his old stomping ground on Wednesday night.

The former Liverpool favourite returns when Atletico Madrid arrive in the Champions League.

Many will concur Suarez is one of the most talented players to ever represent the Reds. During his three-and-a-half years on Merseyside, there were awe-inspiring, unimaginable moments of genius.

That goal against Newcastle. All of those goals against Norwich. There's an endless list and Kopites' favourite clips from his lengthy highlight reel will no doubt be debated in the pubs around L4 ahead of kick-off.

A prodigious talent

The next topic supporters might come on to is both hypothetic and pertinent: imagine if Suarez had played - or might still play - under Jurgen Klopp?

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The Uruguay international's time at Liverpool was spent with Kenny Dalglish and Brendan Rodgers as his manager.

Although Rodgers guided the Reds to second spot, Klopp's gone well beyond that achievement. He has established the club back among the European elite.

Klopp didn't arrive more than a year after Suarez had been sold to Barcelona, so there was never a chance of their paths crossing.

And while the German has constructed a world-class side that brags Mo Salah - the best player currently on the planet - plenty would agree that Suarez would still breeze into the current team.

The ex-Ajax forward spoke about a potential comeback to the Premier League during the summer. He admitted that he could only rejoin Liverpool if he was to ply his trade in England again as it'd be too difficult playing for a rival.

Despite being at the age of 34, Suarez is still firing on all cylinders. This season for Atletico, he's already scored seven goals in 14 games.

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Luis Suarez in action for Atletico Madrid against Liverpool last month. Picture: JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images

If the opportunity came up, many Reds supporters would snap up the chance to have him back.

Out of contract in the Spainish capital at the end of the campaign, there will likely be clamour for Liverpool to complete a free transfer next summer.

But apart from Suarez, who else could follow in the footsteps of past greats such as Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler and rejoin the Reds in the future?

Raheem Sterling

Raheem sterling in action for Liverpool in May 2015. Picture: Stu Forster/Getty Images

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The forward left Anfield under a cloud in 2015. Just a year earlier, he'd helped Liverpool finish second in the Premier League to Manchester City and Rodgers was ready to construct a team around him.

Sterling was offered a reported new deal worth £100,000 per week to stay on Merseyside - but instead joined City for £50 million.

The England international has been a key player for the majority of his time at the Etihad, winning three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and four League Cups.

However, there has been talk of Sterling potentially departing City in the future.

His role this term is less prominent after the £100 million arrival of Jack Grealist and, by Sterling’s own admission, he's open to a fresh challenge.

What's more, Sterling was linked with a move back to the Reds in the summer - and Rio Ferdinand believes making a swoop would be a no-brainer.

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Aged 26, Sterling still has plenty of miles left on the clock. He'd be a significantly better player than when he left, having had six years working under Pep Guardiola.

The caveat would be if the fans would welcome him back.

Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring for Liverpool against Swansea in December 2017. Picture: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

This is one bit of tittle-tattle that never seems to go away. Even though it's coming up to four years since Coutinho departed for Barcelona,talk about him coming back has constantly been rife.

Liverpool got by far the better end of the £142 million deal. With the cash, they bought Virgil van Dijk and Alisson. Champions League and Premier League glory followed.

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Coutinho, meanwhile, has struggled for any sort of form at Barca. He's been a boo boy among supporters and was shipped off on loan to Bayern Munich in the 2019-20 season.

Even still, his mercurial talent will never be forgotten by Kopites. For half of the 2017-2018 campaign, the Brazilian. in the same team as Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. That formidable foursome was blossoming into something special.

Some will wonder if Liverpool could get the band back together and allow the quarter to flourish again.

However, given that Coutinho's struggles have been over several years now, you'd have to be wary about whether he could recapture the imperious form previously witnessed.

Conor Coady

Conor Coady in action for Liverpool during pre-season in 2014. Picture: Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images

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The centre-back came through the youth ranks at Kirkby but first-team opportunities were difficult.

Coady played just once for his boyhood club, which was a late substitute outing in a 3-1 win at Fulham in May 2013.

He was sold to Huddersfield a year later before joining Wolves in 2015.

That's where Coady has remained ever since and provided him with the platform to become one of the best central defenders in the country.

Coady been a mainstay during his time at Molineux and was appointed captain in 2017.

That season, Wolves returned to the Premier League and have remained there ever since.

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Coady's fine performances have also been rewarded on the international stage.

He's been capped seven times for England and was part of the squad that reached the Euro 2020 final.

Liverpool are well stocked in central defence with van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez, Ibou Konate and Nat Phillips.

Should one of those leave for any reason, though, Klopp would likely want a replacement given the crisis they had in the position last term.

Coady would have the quality to fit in although, with his Wolves deal expiring in 2025, wouldn't be cheap.

Sergi Canos

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Sergia Camos in action for Liverpool under-19s in the Uefa Youth League. Picture: Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images for UEFA

You'd be forgiven if you didn't realise that the Spaniard was once a Liverpool player.

Having joined from Barcelona in 2013, Canos was limited to one late substitute appearance against West Brom in 2016.

He was sold to Norwich that summer but it's been at Brentford where the winger has thrived.

Canos recorded an outstanding nine goals and nine assists to help the Bees into the Premier League for the first time in their history last season.

And this term, he has been a regular in the top flight, bagging twice in 12 games in all competitions.

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At the age of 24, Canos is someone who's yet to hit his peak. He could be a player that Liverpool feel they could nurture into a potent attacking threat.