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How Barca Could Line Up With Coutinho

How FC Barcelona Could Line Up With Philippe Coutinho

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jan 05, 2018 05:59 PM @KurtLaduma

With FC Barcelona reportedly close to signing Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool, here's how the Catalan club could line up with the Brazilian playmaker.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see how Barca could set up with Coutinho!

Reports coming from Spain and England this week suggest that the Brazilian could become a Barca player in January.

The midfielder was expected to join the Blaugrana at the beginning of the season, but after three failed bids, Coutinho remained at Liverpool.

Many fans believe the player will strengthen their current attack, but it is now a matter of where the Brazil international will fit in.

If they do sign the 25-year-old, there might not be much movement among the rest of the usual first team players.

Their strongest XI might consist of Marc-Andre ter Stegen in goal, with Sergi Roberto, Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Jordi Alba in front of him.

In midfield, Ivan Rakitic might just have enough to keep Paulinho on the bench, with the other two midfielders being Sergio Busquets and captain Andres Iniesta, who at 33 years old, has found himself being rotated more regularly this campaign.

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Some believe that Coutinho will partner Luis Suarez and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi in attack, although he would face strong competition from wonderkid Ousmane Dembele.

Where do you think Coutinho would fit in under manager Ernesto Valverde? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Jan 07, 2018 12:15 AM
Barca will be unstoppable with countinho,messi and suarez
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Golden Boots Jan 06, 2018 01:13 PM
This is getting old, how I wish he stays at Liverpool so that Roberto can play more in the midfield!
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Martin365 Jan 06, 2018 12:15 PM
Coutinho this and that aagg
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orlandomadrid Jan 06, 2018 11:10 AM
Article copied from goaldotcom
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chelshity blues for life Jan 06, 2018 07:58 AM
go & try yo luck boy
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blackmeteor Jan 06, 2018 12:24 AM
4th time lucky?
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shandoow Jan 05, 2018 11:38 PM
My Starting XI-1,Ter stagen; 2. Semedo, 3. Pique, 23. Umtiti, 18. Alba; 5.Busquets, 8. Iniesta; 7. Coutinho, 10. Messi, 11. Dembele; 9. Suarez. Formation 4-2-3-1
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Faysal Jan 05, 2018 09:29 PM
He is gone sit on the bench
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clemz7 Jan 05, 2018 09:11 PM
Barca is a big team
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Maphanga1995 Jan 05, 2018 09:03 PM
Best trio
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timelessmessi Jan 05, 2018 07:31 PM
Yeri Mina vermielen
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timelessmessi Jan 05, 2018 07:30 PM
Yes the team growing well it has a depth needed if dembele seemedo paulinho

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