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Manchester City lose, Sanchez off? Premier League talking points

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London (AFP) – Manchester City saw their long unbeaten run in the Premier League brought to a shuddering halt at the weekend as Liverpool shrugged off the departure of Philippe Coutinho to claim a dramatic 4-3 victory.

A disjointed Arsenal slipped to a 2-1 defeat at struggling Bournemouth, with Arsene Wenger’s misery compounded by the near-certain departure of Alexis Sanchez.

Manchester City lose, Sanchez off? Premier League talking points

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London (AFP) – Manchester City saw their long unbeaten run in the Premier League brought to a shuddering halt at the weekend as Liverpool shrugged off the departure of Philippe Coutinho to claim a dramatic 4-3 victory.

A disjointed Arsenal slipped to a 2-1 defeat at struggling Bournemouth, with Arsene Wenger’s misery compounded by the near-certain departure of Alexis Sanchez.

Kane can’t be forced to stay at Spurs – Pochettino

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London (AFP) – Mauricio Pochettino has warned that Tottenham cannot force Harry Kane to stay at the club, saying Philippe Coutinho’s move from Liverpool to Barcelona shows there can be no room for complacency.

Tottenham’s star striker underlined his value again on Sunday by scoring twice in a 3-0 win over AFC Wimbledon as Pochettino’s side eased into the FA Cup fourth round.

Barcelona to unveil $192 million man Coutinho

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Barcelona (AFP) – Philippe Coutinho has described his 160-million-euro ($192 million) move to Barcelona as “a dream come true” with coach Ernesto Valverde predicting the Brazilian will comfortably fit into a team already containing global superstar Lionel Messi.

The 25-year-old playmaker, the world’s third most expensive footballer after securing a long-desired transfer from Liverpool, will be officially presented to the world’s media on Monday from 1130 GMT.

Barcelona to unveil $192 million man Coutinho

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Barcelona (AFP) – Philippe Coutinho has described his 160-million-euro ($192 million) move to Barcelona as “a dream come true” with coach Ernesto Valverde predicting the Brazilian will comfortably fit into a team already containing global superstar Lionel Messi.

The 25-year-old playmaker, the world’s third most expensive footballer after securing a long-desired transfer from Liverpool, will be officially presented to the world’s media on Monday from 1130 GMT.

Messi marks new milestone in Barcelona victory

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi marked his 400th appearance in La Liga with the opening goal as Barcelona eased to a 3-0 win over Levante at the Camp Nou on Sunday.

Messi’s 365th goal in Spain’s top flight came inside 12 minutes, with Luis Suarez adding the second before the interval and Paulinho completing the victory late on as Barcelona stretched their lead at the top of the table back to nine points over Atletico Madrid.

Messi marks new milestone in Barcelona victory

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Madrid (AFP) – Lionel Messi marked his 400th appearance in La Liga with the opening goal as Barcelona eased to a 3-0 win over Levante at the Camp Nou on Sunday.

Messi’s 365th goal in Spain’s top flight came inside 12 minutes, with Luis Suarez adding the second before the interval and Paulinho completing the victory late on as Barcelona stretched their lead at the top of the table back to nine points over Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona agree to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona on Saturday announced that they had agreed to sign Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool in a deal reported to be worth up to 160 million euros ($192 million).

“Barcelona and Liverpool have reached an agreement for the transfer of Philippe Coutinho.

Barcelona agree to sign Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona on Saturday announced that they had agreed to sign Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool in a deal reported to be worth up to 160 million euros ($192 million).

“Barcelona and Liverpool have reached an agreement for the transfer of Philippe Coutinho.

Nike advertise Coutinho Barcelona shirt

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Paris (AFP) – An apparent gaffe by Nike has fired speculation that Philippe Coutinho could leave Liverpool for Barcelona in the January transfer window.

The sportswear giant, who manufacture Barcelona’s kit, advertised a Barca shirt on their website with the Brazilian midfielder’s name on it.

Liverpool

Rampant Reds end Manchester City’s unbeaten record in seven-goal thriller

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool handed Manchester City their first Premier League defeat this season as the rampant Reds won 4-3 against the shell-shocked leaders to show they can thrive without Philippe Coutinho.

City swaggered into Anfield unbeaten in the top flight in 30 matches and widely heralded as champions-elect amid talk that they could go throughout the entire league campaign without losing.

Rampant Reds end Manchester City’s unbeaten record in seven-goal thriller

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool handed Manchester City their first Premier League defeat this season as the rampant Reds won 4-3 against the shell-shocked leaders to show they can thrive without Philippe Coutinho.

City swaggered into Anfield unbeaten in the top flight in 30 matches and widely heralded as champions-elect amid talk that they could go throughout the entire league campaign without losing.

Reds star says Liverpool are not the same without Philippe Coutinho

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Leipzig again rule out early Keita Liverpool move

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig on Thursday again told Liverpool that Naby Keita will not be moving before next season, amid reports the Merseyside club want the Guinea midfielder immediately to replace Philippe Coutinho.

Keita, 22, already has a contract with Liverpool which comes into effect on July 1, but having completed the sale of Brazil star Coutinho to Barcelona on Monday for 160 million euros ($192 million), Liverpool are reportedly keen to bring Keita to Merseyside early.

Leipzig again rule out early Keita Liverpool move

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Berlin (AFP) – RB Leipzig on Thursday again told Liverpool that Naby Keita will not be moving before next season, amid reports the Merseyside club want the Guinea midfielder immediately to replace Philippe Coutinho.

Keita, 22, already has a contract with Liverpool which comes into effect on July 1, but having completed the sale of Brazil star Coutinho to Barcelona on Monday for 160 million euros ($192 million), Liverpool are reportedly keen to bring Keita to Merseyside early.

Liverpool reject talk of Philippe Coutinho discount

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Naby Keita: Liverpool pushing to bring signing forward

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Barcelona: Philippe Coutinho Officially Unveiled At The Camp Nou (Photos & Video)

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Having touched down the day before, Philippe Coutinho was officially presented to the world as a Barcelona player on Monday afternoon.

The Brazilian was shown off to the thronging masses at the Camp Nou after sealing a British-record £142million transfer to the Catalan club over the weekend.

Jamie Carragher: ‘Use the money better than we did when Luis Suarez left!’

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Liverpool must use the £145million they received from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho much better than when they sold Luis Suarez, club legend Jamie Carragher has urged.

Barcelona confirmed the signing of Coutinho on Saturday night, bringing to an end a long-drawn saga for the player's signature.

Philippe Coutinho paying £11.5m to Liverpool for Barcelona transfer

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Liverpool want to bring Keita in January following Coutinho’s departure

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Liverpool want to hasten Naby Keita’s arrival from RB Leipzig following Philippe Coutinho’s departure to Barcelona.

Liverpool have been linked with Thomas Lemar and Riyad Mahrez as potential Coutinho’s replacement. However, Jürgen Klopp has been insistent that the club will only sign a replacement if the right player becomes available this month.

Liverpool Cave And Sell Coutinho To Barcelona

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Once again Liverpool FC and Fenway Sports Group (FSG) have sold one of their stars as midfielder Philippe Coutinho has been sold to Barcelona for a reported €120m with another €40 in potential add-ons.

That transfer makes the 25-year-old Coutinho, for the moment, the second-most expensive player in world football behind Neymar.

Liverpool confirm Philippe Coutinho is joining Barcelona

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Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho to join FC Barcelona in £142 million mega-deal

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It's been on the cards for over half a season but it now appears the saga is coming to an end. According to several well-sourced reports, Liverpool have finally agreed to sell Philippe Coutinho...

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Liverpool and Barcelona agreed £142m fee for Philippe Coutinho

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Liverpool Agree £142m To Flog Philippe Coutinho To Barcelona, Official Announcement Expected ‘Within Hours’

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It's on. Several well-placed sources are reporting that Liverpool have struck a deal with Barcelona that will see Philippe Coutinho join the Catalans in exchange for€160million (about £142million).

Liverpool were hoping to fend off Barca's advances until the summer but it would appear that the relentless pestering has worn down their resolve.

Liverpool hierarchy hold talks over Philippe Coutinho future

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Klopp juggles Coutinho, Salah, Van Dijk for Everton tie

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Liverpool (AFP) – Mohamed Salah’s fitness, Philippe Coutinho’s future and Virgil van Dijk’s arrival are the three key issues facing Liverpool as they prepare to host neighbours Everton in the FA Cup’s outstanding third-round tie on Friday.

Salah, Liverpool’s 23-goal top scorer, missed Monday’s 2-1 Premier League victory at Burnley because of a groin injury, and manager Jurgen Klopp has indicated that he remains a doubt.

Klopp juggles Coutinho, Salah, Van Dijk for Everton tie

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Liverpool (AFP) – Mohamed Salah’s fitness, Philippe Coutinho’s future and Virgil van Dijk’s arrival are the three key issues facing Liverpool as they prepare to host neighbours Everton in the FA Cup’s outstanding third-round tie on Friday.

Salah, Liverpool’s 23-goal top scorer, missed Monday’s 2-1 Premier League victory at Burnley because of a groin injury, and manager Jurgen Klopp has indicated that he remains a doubt.

Liverpool set to offer Philippe Coutinho bumper new contract and captaincy

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Klopp Responds To Nike’s Coutinho Commercial

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Jurgen Klopp declared himself uninterested with the latest installment of the Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona transfer saga after Liverpool began 2018 with a big three points at Burnley.

New Year's Eve had brought anger and frustration for Reds fans as Barcelona's long and rather public pursuit of Coutinho took a fresh twist.

January shopping list for Europe’s top clubs – Kepa for Madrid?

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Paris (AFP) – Liverpool’s £75 million ($100 million) splurge on Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk indicated that the English Premier League will again be where most money is spent in the January transfer window.

But some of Europe’s top clubs will be active this month looking to strengthen their squads for the run-in.

Naughty Naughty: Nike Jump The Gun By Listing Philippe Coutinho As Barcelona Player In Advert For Official Online Store (Photo)

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While the fact that Philippe Coutinho is poised to join Barcelona very soon is hardly the footballing world's most labyrinthine secret, the Brazilian forward, for the time being at least, remains an employee of Liverpool Football Club.

That's why Nike have been more than a little bit sneaky in jumping the gun, by referring to Coutinho as a Barcelona player on the Barca section of their website.

Klopp Happy As Liverpool Thump Swansea

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed his delight that his players were able to rectify their mistakes of the first half and be more clinical in the second of their 5-0 win over Swansea on Boxing Day.

Philippe Coutinho, captain in the absence of the injured Jordan Henderson, scored on his 200th appearance for the club after just six minutes but it was not until the second half that the floodgates opened.

Klopp refuses to be star struck at Liverpool

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Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists he is not interested in the individual goal tallies of his attacking players because they will all get opportunities to find the net.

Two goals from Roberto Firmino and one each from Philippe Coutinho, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain helped Liverpool to an emphatic 5-0 win over Swansea City at Anfield.

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Monday Kickoff: Coutinho's Barca debut delayed, Man City begins Sanchez talks and more

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Even with one of the world's biggest transfer sagas settled, there's still plenty of transfer drama to go around as January continues.

After finally completing his long-awaited move to Barcelona, Philippe Coutinho will be out for about three weeks due to a thigh injury. (REPORT)

Manchester City and Arsenal have reportedly begin negotiations for Alexis Sanchez with his current club asking for a fee of£35 million for the Chilean.

Wednesday Kickoff: Arsenal set for 'busy' January, Fellaini unsure of Man United future and more

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With January looming, transfer rumors continue for the Premier League's big clubs.

Arsenal is set to offer Jack Wilshere a new contract ahead of what Arsene Wenger expects to be a "busy" January. (REPORT)

Jose Mourinho says Manchester United has not spent the money to compete with a team like Manchester City, who the manager added"buy the full-backs for the price of strikers.

Transfer Rumors

5 Barca Youngsters who will Move Away from Camp Nou this Summer | Barca Transfer Analysis

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With Barca capturing Philippe Coutinho at a record £142 Million Pounds, the future of many promising Barca youngsters and fringe players are at stake. There could be an exodus of players come this summer inorder to balance the book at FC Barcelona.



With the conclusion of Coutinho deal there is expected to be a substantial number of clear-out at Barca come this summer.

For Barca, Umtiti should be the Highest Priority not Coutinho | Transfer Rumours

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Amidst all the noises surrounding Coutinho transfer saga, Umtiti rumours should worry Barca most!

Since the opening of the Winter transfer window, there is only one name in the Barca circles - Philippe Coutinho. All the news in one way or other is linked to the Brazilian and daily there are tons of rumours related to it.

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FC Barcelona - 3, Levante - 0 | Barca secures First Win of 2018 | Barca Match Videos

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FC Barcelona continued their run to another League title with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Levante at the Camp Nou. This is the first victory of Barca in 2018 and it came in style with goals from Messi, Saurez and not to be missing Paulinho.



FC Barcelona scored the first victory of 2018 with a a 3-0 demolition of Levante at the Camp Nou in a night every attention was on the new visitor, Philippe Coutinho.