Neymar: Coutinho filled ‘with great sadness’

Philippe Coutinho ‘is filled with great sadness’ after failing to secure his move from Liverpool to Barcelona, according to Neymar.

The former Inter playmaker netted the second of two goals as Brazil defeated Ecuador 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday night, and it appears he will not be leaving Anfield this summer.

“I'm very happy because he has scored a goal and at this moment he is filled with great sadness,” Neymar is quoted by El Mundo Deportivo of saying of Coutinho.

“He really helped us in the victory – he is a great player, who is very important to us.”

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