Coutinho scores as Barcelona reaches 5th straight Copa final

Friday, 9 February 2018

Another year, another Copa del Rey final for Barcelona. Philippe Coutinho scored his first goal since leaving Liverpool as Barcelona defeated Valencia 2-0 Thursday to reach the Copa final for the fifth straight season. Ivan Rakitic also scored in the second leg of the semifinals, giving Barcelona a 3-0 win on aggregate after a 1-0 victory in the opener at Camp Nou Stadium. The three-time defending champions next face Sevilla in a repeat of the 2016 final. Sevilla eliminated Leganes 3-1 on ...

Speculation over Nike ad with Coutinho name on Barcelona shirt

Monday, 1 January 2018

Sports apparel manufacturers Nike have created a flurry of speculation around the future of Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho after they appeared to use his name in an advertisement on their website to promote Barcelona apparel. The advertisement, which read “Philippe Coutinho is ready to light up Camp Nou”, was deleted shortly after it appeared and it was unclear if the advertisement was genuine or the website had been hacked, the BBC and other British media reported. The ...

Klopp frustrated by Liverpool finishing in Newcastle draw

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Juergen Klopp bemoaned Liverpool’s finishing after his side were held to a 1-1 draw at Newcastle United in the Premier League on Sunday. Philippe Coutinho fired the visitors ahead with a superb 29th-minute strike, but poor defending and a lucky ricochet allowed Joselu to equalise seven minutes later. Liverpool were unable to find a winner, despite dominating possession and creating 17 chances to Newcastle’s eight. “I am disappointed, ...

Barcelona manager says close to Coutinho, Dembele deals

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Barcelona sporting manager Pep Segura has said the club are “close” to signing Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund. Speaking after Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup gave their arch rivals a 5-1 aggregate victory, Segura said Barcelona were discussing terms with the attacking duo. “We are close to Coutinho and Dembele, we are discussing their conditions but we ...

Coutinho behind only Neymar, says Brazil’s Juninho

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is the hottest Brazilian talent after Neymar, according to his compatriot Juninho.Coutinho became the top-scoring Brazilian in England’s Premier League when he scored his 30th goal in his club’s 2-1 win over Stoke City on Saturday, eclipsing the former Middlesbrough midfielder.“I am delighted that he takes my record,” Juninho told the Daily Mail. “I can’t think of anyone better -- the record couldn’t be in better ...

Cocky Coutinho helps steer Liverpool past Man United

Friday, 18 March 2016

An impudent individual goal from Philippe Coutinho steered Liverpool comfortably into the quarter-finals of the Europa League

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