Philippe Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho (left) has been persistently linked with a move away from Liverpool in recent months Getty Images

Brazil legend Ronaldo wants Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho join Real Madrid. The 24-year-old star has excelled for the Reds since he moved to Merseyside in 2013 and Ronaldo has identified his compatriot as the one player he would like to see make the switch to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Coutinho is a central figure in Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's plans at Anfield and has also emerged as an important player for Brazil boss Tite. Coutinho has been persistently linked with moves away from the club in recent months, with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain said to be among the interested parties.

In an interview with the Spanish radio station Onda Cero, "Il Fenomeno" was asked which player he would like to see move to the Bernabeau. He replied: "I would like to see Coutinho at Real Madrid, the Liverpool player."

Coutinho is under contract with Liverpool until 2020 and recently insisted he is happy at Anfield, despite rumoured interest from elsewhere. "Liverpool feels like my home. I feel happy, settled and comfortable here with the city and the people," Coutinho said in September, according to the Liverpool Echo.

"It's an amazing city. I enjoy going to the cinema with my wife and to the restaurants in town. The supporters are very nice. Hearing people singing my name, it inspires me. The fans here make me feel amazing. They give all the players confidence. They are there for us in every game."

However, Klopp has previously admitted he would be willing to sell Coutinho if he asked to leave the club. "If a player comes to me and says he doesn't feel comfortable and wants to leave because of our style of play or because he can make more money elsewhere, then you always have to start thinking. That's all I can say on this," the Liverpool boss explained earlier this year, as quoted by the Daily Express.