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‘Phenomenal’ Philippe Coutinho has ‘magical powers’, says Roberto Firmino

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The Barcelona man is ‘one of the very best’

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Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino has been full of praise for Brazil team-mate Philippe Coutinho while on international duty with the Selecao.

The 29-year-old can’t speak highly enough of the Barcelona man who has enjoyed a bright start to the new season for club and country.

Coutinho has two assists and a goal in his first three La Liga outings and was also on target in Brazil’s 5-0 win over Bolivia in World Cup qualifying.

Here’s what Firmino’s had to say about the Barca man:

“He’s phenomenal. You simply can’t say that he’s not a magician. He has magical powers. He produces plays that don’t exist, that you couldn’t make up.

“ You always have to watch replays of his plays to understand what he’s done. He’s an unbelievable player.

“It was a pleasure to play with him at Liverpool, and it’s a pleasure to play with him for the Seleção. I’m a huge fan of his. He’s one of the very best players in the world.”

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Coutinho, Firmino and Brazil are back in action later today when they take on Peru in World Cup qualifying.