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FC Barcelona News: 2 January 2018; Ernesto Valverde Gives In-Depth Interview, Philippe Coutinho Saga Continues

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Ernesto Valverde exclusive interview | FC Barcelona
2018 has arrived and, with the turn of the new year, Ernesto Valverde has given an exclusive interview to Barça TV that covers all the latest happenings at the club. In the in-depth chat, the FC Barcelona coach talked about his own adaptation to the squad, individual players, the recent victory in El Clásico at the Bernabéu (0-3) and their current form in LaLiga, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey.

Ten standout statements from Ernesto Valverde's interview | FC Barcelona
Ernesto Valverde spoke to FC Barcelona's official media to give an exclusive review of his time in charge to date. The Barça coach talked about everything from his arrival at the club to his thoughts on individual players, in a look back over the first half of the season. We've picked out ten choice cuts from the interview.

Barcelona make huge January Coutinho bid: the details | Calciomercato
The Brazilian star is a long time target of the blaugrana but Liverpool refused to sell him this past summer. The La Liga giants, however, have not given up and have just submitted a new offer to welcome the player’s services in the January transfer window.​ According to the Catalan paper Barcelona have offered Liverpool € 110 million plus € 40 million in add-ons.

Philippe Coutinho goes on STRIKE at Liverpool in bid to force January move to Barcelona | Daily and Sunday Express
Sport are claiming Coutinho will not wear the Liverpool shirt again and that his head is already in Barcelona. Coutinho was left out of the squad for Liverpool’s match with Burnley on New Year’s Day after it emerged Nike were already selling Barcelona shirts with his name printed on.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp not interested in Nike's Philippe Coutinho advertising error | Sky Sports
However, speaking after Liverpool's 2-1 win at Burnley on New Year's Day, a dismissive Klopp said: "I heard about it. I couldn't be less interested in anything in the world. But somebody told me and I thought 'wow'. Top story."

How the FC Barcelona players celebrated new year | FC Barcelona
The different messages on social networks are a great way to find out how the stars saw out 2017 and welcomed in 2018.