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FC Barcelona News: 7 January 2018; Barcelona Confirm Philippe Coutinho Deal, Barcelona B Draw

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2018 FC Barcelona Open Training Session Jan 5th Photo by Pedro Salado/Action Plus via Getty Images

Philippe Coutinho, new FC Barcelona player | FC Barcelona
The Brazilian is a versatile presence in the squad as his technical ability and vision allow him to play in midfield. His attacking instincts also mean that he is equally at home in a more advanced role on the wing. Coutinho is quick and always willing to take on defenders and his nose for goal is undeniable as he scored 13 times for Liverpool last season.

Luis Suárez and Coutinho reunited at FC Barcelona | FC Barcelona
Philippe Coutinho is FC Barcelona’s latest signing and with his arrival he can now link up once again with his former Liverpool team mate Luis Suárez. Both players were at Anfield for a period of 18 months and together they almost led the ‘Reds’ to a first league title in over 20 years in the 2013/14 season.

12 players who have played with Coutinho at club level | FC Barcelona
The Brazilian has been team mates with many players at Inter, Espanyol and Liverpool, some of whom you may not know

10 things you need to know about Coutinho | FC Barcelona
Coutinho was born on 12 June 1992 in Río de Janeiro, Brazil, just 24 days after FC Barcelona had lifted the European Cup at Wembley, making him the first blaugrana to be born after that historic victory. He is also the third player in the squad to be born in 1992 alongside Sergi Roberto and Marc-André ter Stegen.

Coutinho would have been insane to reject Barcelona dream for Liverpool | Goal
“When I heard about the interest that Barca had in me, it wasn’t a choice for me. I had no doubts, I had to come here. This is what I’ve dreamed of, what I’ve ever wished. The truth is it’s a dream, it’s a great joy. It is a great club with great players and I will try to adapt as quickly as I possibly can.”

Barcelona signing Coutinho could ‘do everything’ at just 18 years old, says former manager Benitez | Goal
“It was a pleasant surprise to meet a player with the abilities of Philippe Coutinho,” Benitez told Mundo Deportivo. “We had the chance to have a boy who, even then, in our era at Inter, had a lot of quality, a great ability to cause problems.

Lionel Messi’s father plays down talk of Catalan exit clause at Barcelona | ESPN
“If Catalonia becomes independent, Leo would stay as long as the club remains in a competitive league, something which he would not have to do, because by FIFA’s rules he would be allowed to leave for free. What’s been reported has nothing to do with the reality.”

Real Zaragoza – Barça B: Draw in the rain to start the year (1-1) | FC Barcelona
At La Romareda, one of the most difficult stadiums in the League, Gerard Lopez’s Barça B side began the year with a well earned point. Abel Ruiz opened the scoring on 55 minutes for the visitors, but Guti, on 64, ensured that their joy was short-lived.