‘Coutinho would bring a lot to Barca…’

Luis Suarez is hopeful former Liverpool teammate Philippe Coutinho will join him at Barcelona where he would ‘bring a lot’ of quality.

The two played together at Anfield over an 18-month period before the Uruguayan striker joined the Blaugrana in the summer of 2014.

“I’m good friends with Coutinho and he is ambitious, so obviously he would be excited at the prospect (of joining Barcelona),” Suarez told an interview with Diario Sport.

“Any player would want to join this club and it was difficult for him to come in the summer but he is a true professional and (because the move did not happen) he has worked hard.

“He has quality both as a footballer and as a person, despite attempting to leave Liverpool he’s continue to help them in a professional manner.

“He would bring a lot to Barca, I have played with him and know that he is a top level player.”

Barca reportedly saw a €130m offer for the Brazilian rejected by Liverpool in summer.

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