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Coutinho off the mark as Barcelona reach Copa final

Coutinho has started only once for Barca since moving from Liverpool in January (Image credit: Getty Images)

Philippe Coutinho scored his first Barcelona goal as the Spanish side beat Valencia to reach a record fifth successive Copa del Rey final. Coutinho, making his fifth appearance since a £142m move from Liverpool, came on in the second half and acrobatically steered home from Luis Suarez’s cross. That put Barca, cup winners in the past three years, 2-0 up ...

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Philippe Coutinho completes Barcelona medical ahead of move from Liverpool


Philippe Coutinho has completed a medical ahead his transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona for a club-record fee, the Spanish club announced on Monday. Brazil international Coutinho underwent his medical on Monday morning despite a thigh problem that ruled him out of Liverpool’s last two games, following the two clubs agreeing a deal on Saturday. The club said in a statement: “Coutinho ...

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Philippe Coutinho says £142m Barcelona move is a ‘dream come true’

Coutinho took part in a brief photo session on Sunday at the Nou Camp (Image credit: Getty Images)

Brazil midfielder Philippe Coutinho says his move to Barcelona is a “dream come true” before his official presentation at the Nou Camp on Monday. The 25-year-old is set to join the Spanish giants after a £142m deal was agreed with Liverpool on Saturday. He took part in a brief photo session at the Nou Camp after Barcelona’s 3-0 win against Levante on Sunday. Coutinho ...

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Philippe Coutinho hands in Liverpool transfer request after Barcelona bids


Philippe Coutinho has issued Liverpool with an official transfer request following the owners’ statement that he is not for sale, according to Sky sources. Liverpool have denied receiving any such request and on Friday morning, Fenway Sports Group released a statement saying “no offers will be considered” for Barcelona target Coutinho this summer, with Jurgen Klopp backing the owners’ sentiments. ...

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Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool playmaker to miss Manchester City game

Philippe Coutinho has scored five league goals and made six assists in the Premier League this season (Image credit: Getty Images)

Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho will not return from an ankle injury in time to face Manchester City on New Year’s Eve, boss Jurgen Klopp has confirmed. The Brazil playmaker, 24, has missed six games with an injury picked up in November’s win over Sunderland. “The City game is too early and I’m pretty sure the Sunderland match on Monday is too ...

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Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool forward could be out until mid-January


Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho had a scan on his ankle injury on Monday amid fears he could be sidelined until the middle of January. Coutinho, 24, was taken off on a stretcher after colliding with Didier Ndong of Sunderland during the first half of Saturday’s 2-0 win at Anfield. Though the full results of the scan are yet to be ...

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Philippe Coutinho could be out until February


Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho could be out for the rest of January after injuring a hamstring in the League Cup win against Stoke. Defender Dejan Lovren also suffered a similar injury and Kolo Toure cramp, but both have shorter recovery times. The Reds face Exeter in the FA Cup third round on Friday (19:55 GMT). “Phil’s is more serious than ...

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Liverpool’s Coutinho ready to discuss new deal


Philippe Coutinho says he would be happy to open talks about a new contract at Liverpool as he looks forward to the prospect of playing in the UEFA Champions League. Coutinho made the move to Anfield in January 2013 and has established himself as a key part of Brendan Rodgers’ squad in his first 18 months at the club. He ...

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