Barcelona Legend Sings Philippe Coutinho's Praises and Admits He Would Improve Luis Enrique's Side

Published on: 14 November 2016

Barcelona legend Xavi has backed Philippe Coutinho to make a success of any possible move to the Catalan giants - but encouraged the Brazil international to stay focused on Liverpool for the time being.

Speaking toGoalas rumours surround the Reds' 24-year-old star, Xavi admitted that Coutinho was one of the 'few' players who could actually bring something to Luis Enrique's side, saying:Coutinho is a player I have always thought is special - but under Klopp he has gone up another level. On form there are not any better midfield players in Europe.

'Special' Coutinho would improve Barcelona, says Xavi

He has always shown quality but now he is consistently playing well and that is good news for Liverpool if they want to really challenge for the title.He is playing under one of the most intelligent coaches in Europe. Klopp has a lot of experience at developing world-class players, so it is a good club for him to be at.�

However when speaking about the rumours linking the buddingAnfield hero with a move to La Liga, the former Barca man said:When you play at the level he is there is always going to be talk, but for now he needs to ignore all that and stay focused, because I think Liverpool have a real chance this season.

When Liverpool signed Philippe Coutinho back in 2013... 

There are not many players that can improve Barcelona, but if you are asking me if he is one of them, on this form, I think he is. Technically he is very good. He would suit Barcelona's philosophy well.�

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