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Philippe Coutinho Correia | Midfielder

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/12/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 150

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Liverpool officially announced that midfielder Philippe Coutinho will leave the club for Barcelona in a deal worth £146 million.
The Brazilian playmaker's move is the second biggest transfer in world football history after the club originally rejected a £113 million move this summer. Despite being ineligible for Champions League and just five months from the World Cup, Coutinho opted to leave the club in the middle of the season for his dream club in Barcelona. Said manager Jurgen Klopp: "It is no secret that Philippe has wanted this move to happen since July, when Barcelona first made their interest known. Philippe was insistent with me, the owners and even his team-mates this was a move he was desperate to make happen. Despite that, we managed to keep the player here beyond the summer window, hoping that we would be able to persuade him to stay and be part of what we are looking to do." The club is currently linked with Riyad Mahrez and Thomas Lemar as a possible replacement. Jan 7 - 2:34 AM
Source: Sky Sports

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Philippe Coutinho is expected to miss the FA Cup third-round derby against rivals Everton after failing to recover from a thigh injury.

While the build-up to Liverpool’s game at Burnley was dominated by concerns surrounding Mo Salah, who limped off with a groin problem against Leicester, there had been no mention of an injury sustained by Coutinho during the same match. "Phil are Mo are injured, not massively but enough for today," revealed Jürgen Klopp when asked to explain his team selection at Turf Moor. "[They are] a doubt, at least a doubt, for Everton," he then added. The Liverpool boss is due to speak ahead of the game, but reports suggest that Coutinho will miss out on Friday, while Salah is due to attend an awards ceremony in Ghana on Thursday effectively ruling him out of the tie. Despite the derby on Merseyside, Klopp seems certain to rotate heavily, as he has done throughout the festive fixture period.
Source: The Guardian
Jan 4 - 5:33 AM

Philippe Coutinho may want to leave for Barcelona but there was no evidence of it as he fired Liverpool to a 5-0 Boxing Day win over Swansea City.

Coutinho was hardly the only star of the match as Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah were also their usual potent selves and the hyphen boys, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold, both got in on the action as well. It was Coutinho who was the brightest star on the day though with a goal and an assist before the match was settled and it could have been more as teammates narrowly missed converting multiple Coutinho-manufactured chances later in the match. The competition wasn't the strongest but it was a strong response to the disappointment of the draw at the Emirates.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 03:16:00 PM

Liverpool fans have reason to be concerned with Philippe Coutinho refusing to rule out a move in the January window.

The Liverpool star was the subject of a £113million bid from Barcelona this summer, but club rejected it. Amid speculation that Barcelona will return with another offer in the winter transfer window, Coutinho, who has recorded five goals and six assists in the top flight this season, said he will consider his future in January: "I am at Liverpool and I always do my best when I have the opportunity to play, respecting the jersey and the supporters. I do not know how the future is going to be. What will happen in January, we will know it in January. I do not know if there will be an offer."
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 12:45:00 AM

Liverpool have returned to the Premier League's top four with another fine away win.

Liverpool broke the deadlock on the half hour mark through a header by Emre Can from a Coutinho corner and they double their lead less than two minutes later through an electric counter attack which finished with Firmino applying the finish - Coutinho again the provider. The Brazilian netted his second after the break after being set up by Salah. Brighton struck back through a penalty from Murray, who had missed a few chances earlier, but The Reds were not to be undone. Coutinho fired in a late free-kick before making Lewis Dunk head into his own net to make it five on 89'. With Spurs still floundering, this is a huge statement from Liverpool as the congested festive schedule unfolds.
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 12:20:00 PM

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he is pessimistic over Philippe Coutinho's chances to make the weekend squad.

The Brazilian international had missed the last week with an abductor strain, sitting out wins against Huddersfield Town and Maribor, and now Klopp said it looks unlikely he will recover in time to face West Ham this weekend. Meanwhile, Georginio Wijnaldum has also been ruled out after leaving Tuesday's Champions League win with an ankle injury. Said Klopp: "I don't think Phil will be able to play, with Dejan (Lovren) it's different, it's not the same problem as Phil had. Gini is out, maybe there will be some wonder (recovery) with Phil but I don't think at the moment that he can play."
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 11:41:00 PM

It was revealed on the eve of the Liverpool v Huddersfield Town match that playmaker Philippe Coutinho would not be in the squad as he deals with an abductor strain.

Another fantasy star is ruled out for Week 10, and it is a shame for Coutinho owners as the fixture looks ripe for a handful of Liverpool goals, and the Brazilian has been a part of the front three in the absence of Sadio Mane. Odds are, Daniel Sturridge will join the front line against the Terriers, making him a nice plug and play if available in your draft league. Coutinho is now a doubt for CL action next week and we should get an update before Week 11 against West Ham.
Source: Telegraph
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 05:55:00 AM

Philippe Coutinho scored a superb goal but Liverpool had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Newcastle on Saturday.

Liverpool started the match strong and found the opener through Coutinho. Allowed room to maneuver at the top of the box, the Brazilian curled a near post strike past Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot - at full extension - and into the top right corner. However, the advantage was erased seven minutes later. Former Liverpool man Jonjo Shelvey split the Reds backline to send Joselu through and draw the home side level. Liverpool looked set to regain the lead after the restart when Magpies defender Ciaran Clark botched a clearance, but Daniel Sturridge was denied by Elliot and Mohamend Salah put the rebound over. Despite Jurgen Klopp's second-half introductions of Roberto Firmino, Dominic Solanke and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the Reds were unable to produce a match-winner. The result sees Liverpool rise to seventh in the table with 12 points.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 02:39:00 PM

Philippe Coutinho returned to the Liverpool starting line-up for a Premier League match for the first time this season and headlined a thrilling 3-2 win over Leicester City.

Coming off a mid-week loss to the same Foxes, Liverpool were looking for their summer want-away man to rebound with a big match. The Brazilian delivered with an assist on Mohamed Salah's opener and then a beautiful free kick from distance to make it 2-0. The Reds struggled to keep the lead conceding a goal to Shinji Okazaki before Jordan Henderson netted a 3rd for Jurgen Klopp's men. It was a nervous close as Jamie Vardy replied almost immediately and then had a penalty attempt to tie the score only to see Simon Mignolet save it to preserve the win. Breathless stuff at the King Power Stadium.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 02:35:00 PM

After an uncertain week, Jurgen Klopp said the club got what it wanted all along with Philippe Coutinho's stay.

It was a tumultuous summer transfer window for Coutinho after requesting a move to Barcelona amid rampant transfer rumors. The Catalan side saw a bid of £90 million rejected by Liverpool, who wanted upwards of £100 million. But now the Brazilian will return to Anfield after the international break, where he will have to compete with new signings Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mohamed Salah. Said Klopp: "We still have a really good player in the squad who can play. Don’t believe everything in the press or that there are offers here and there and that the minute after the offer has been entered, it should already be over. We are not like George Orwell where everybody knows everything immediately. We have exactly the situation we wanted and no other."
Source: The Guardian
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 05:37:00 AM

Philippe Coutinho marked his return from injury by scoring in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Ecuador.

The Liverpool playmaker is yet to feature in the Premier League this season due to illness and a ‘back’ problem which he aggravated during the Audi Cup win over Bayern Munich on August 01. Just a week ago, Jurgen Klopp insisted Coutinho was still on their "injury list" but he was happy for the 25-year-old to join up with the national team to be assessed. Following those tests, Dr. Rodrigo Lasmar confirmed "Philippe is in the perfect condition to play" while a second doctor, and lifelong friend Michael Simoni suggested his "back problem" had been caused by stress amid interest from Barcelona who have submitted three separate bids for the wantaway star. But despite his lack of game time, Coutinho showed no signs of rustiness after he came off the bench to slot home Gabriel Jesus’ pass to cement La Canarinha’s place at the top of their World Cup qualification group.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 06:16:00 AM

Wantaway Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho looks set to feature for his national team in the World Cup qualifying matches against Ecuador and Colombia.

Coutinho, who has been subject of three substantial bids from Barcelona, is yet to play this season due to an apparent back issue. Speaking ahead of the Arsenal game last weekend, Jurgen Klopp revealed the 25-year-old was still on "our injury list" although he hadn’t spoken to the Brazilian FA regarding his availability for the upcoming internationals. However, news on Monday confirmed that Coutinho is likely to be involved following tests by national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar: "From a medical point of view, Philippe is in the perfect condition to play." Further reports go on to suggest that his "back problem" had been caused by stress according to lifelong friend and doctor Michael Simoni: "He is okay now. The problem was a matter of stress, it was something emotional. The uncertainty about his future led him to feeling stressed. Everything is solved now. All he needed was someone to give him a pep talk."
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 04:33:00 PM

Barcelona refuse to give up on their pursuit of want-away Philippe Coutinho, increasing their offer to Liverpool that, with add-ons, has now reached upwards of £138m.

The Reds may being holding their stance in the press that Coutinho is not for sale, but if their aim was to force Barcelona to spend a great deal of cash, then you have to applaud the strategy. Two things are certain in the biggest saga of this summer's transfer window - Coutinho wishes to play for Barca and Barca's pockets are bottomless when it comes to looking for a superstar replacement to help offset the loss of Neymar. The current deal drawn up by the La Liga side includes a transfer fee of £101m up front with an additional £37m in potential bonuses. The Reds could potentially upgrade positions in need, particularly at the back, with that kind of cash and still have cash left to invest in an up-and-coming playmaker.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 03:56:00 AM

In a summer saga that has taken yet another twist, Philippe Coutinho has officially submitted a transfer request to Liverpool.

It looks like there is more than just a back problem at play here and, while one cannot speculate as to how revealing Jurgen Klopp was in his press conference when he declared Coutinho out because of the back injury, the manager was and has been rather vague about the injury ever since it cropped up. In that span of time, there seemed to be a commitment from Coutinho and the club to keep the player at Anfield but something behind the scenes clearly has changed. This is a massive blow for the hearts of Reds fans and a potential disaster for those who took a chance on Coutinho in draft leagues. Barcelona are desperate to replace Neymar and now Coutinho says he doesn't want to stay. One has to think the odds are he has kicked his last ball for Liverpool.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 07:37:00 AM

Philippe Coutinho has been ruled out of contention for Liverpool's opening weekend clash with Watford as the playmaker recovers from a back issue.

According to Jurgen Klopp, Coutinho has not trained for a week so there is no chance the Brazilian will play a part in Saturday's early kickoff. The Reds then have a Champions League playoff with Hoffenheim during the coming week where they could likely be without their impact midfielder. Coutinho owners now have time to turn to a backup option this week and it makes Liverpool's midfield trio this week easier to peg, with Emre Can, Jordan Henderson and Gigi Wijnaldum occupying those roles.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 07:26:00 AM