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Rivaldo tips Philippe Coutinho to quit the Reds and sign for Barcelona


Rivaldo has explained that he is convinced that Philippe Coutinho would succeed at the Catalan club if he makes the switch from Liverpool.

The Camp Nou outfit have been chasing Coutinho since last summer, and despite the Brazilian slapping in a transfer request, Liverpool refused to sell the player.

But Barcelona, who have not given up hope of landing Coutinho, are expected to again try and sign the creative midfielder in the January transfer window.

And Rivaldo stated that although he is not sure if the transfer will take place as it involves a lot of money, he has no doubt about his compatriot succeeding and enthralling the crowds at Barcelona.

“I don’t know if the signing will happen or not because there’s a lot of money involved”, he told Catalan daily Mundo Deportivo, when asked about Coutinho.

“But I’m convinced that if he comes to Barcelona, he will succeed because it is easy to succeed here with the quality he has.

“His football skills will also be liked by the Barcelona fans.”

It has been claimed that Barcelona are set to pick up the pace in negotiations with Liverpool this week for the signature of Coutinho, who has been in sublime form in the present campaign, scoring 12 goals and providing nine assists in 19 appearances in all competitions.