Manager suggests this Liverpool star would be the ideal for Barcelona

Brazil manager Tite says Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho would be a good signing for La Liga giants Barcelona

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho Photo: The Sport Review

Philippe Coutinho is the ideal player for Barcelona, according to Brazil manager Tite.

The Liverpool midfielder produced one of his best seasons at the Anfield club after an impressive return of 13 goals and seven assists in 31 games in the Premier League.

Coutinho scored seven times in his last nine games to help Jurgen Klopp’s side to secure a top-four finish and a place in next season’s Champions League competition.

The 25-year-old has been linked with a move to La Liga giants Barcelona regularly over the past couple of months following his exceptional performances in the Liverpool side.

Coutinho has already played down talk of a move to Barcelona after the attacking midfielder underlined his desire to become a Liverpool great.

However, Brazil manager Tite believes Coutinho should consider a move to Barcelona in the summer transfer window.

“They complement each other tactically,” Tite is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

“There was one goal they were brilliant for, Neymar on the left, Coutinho coming in to the middle.

“Both create things, find solutions in moments when we’re not expecting it.

“Just to be clear, I’m talking hypothetically… There’s Sergio [Busquets] and two articulators, Rakitic and Iniesta, who are the thinkers of the team. Coutinho could play that role. He is the ideal player for Barca.”

Coutinho moved to Liverpool from Serie A giants Inter Milan in the 2013 January transfer window.

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The Reds finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season.

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