Brazil international team-mates have been good friends since age of 14 and latter is expected to be replacement for former
The pair have been good friends since they were 14 and the latter is expected to replace the former after he completes his sensational move to France.
Neymar and Philippe Coutinho have been very good friends since age of 14
Jurgen Klopp will be able to call upon Philippe Coutinho for Champions League
However, Sport report that, despite Coutinho having told Liverpool he wants to leave to join Barcelona, he has been inundated with WhatsApp messages from his pal pleading with him to sign for PSG instead.
Which, ironically, is a similar tactic Neymar had previously employed in an attempt to get him to join the Nou Camp giants.
The Barcelona striker is reportedly set to undergo a medical this week ahead of his world record-obliterating £196million move to the Ligue 1 side.
After the pre-season Clasico in Miami, the 25-year-old spent 15 minutes in the Real Madrid dressing room in what was an apparent goodbye to his former rivals.
Long-term Barcelona target Coutinho is expected to arrive as a replacement for his international team-mate — despite Neymar’s efforts.
Liverpool had hoped to keep their star man, but appear resigned to the inevitable.
Neymar has tried to convince Philippe Coutinho to join him at PSG
Neymar in action against Real Madrid in what could be his final game for Barcelona
Philippe Coutinho and Neymar with Gabriel Jesus in action for Brazil
Philippe Coutinho is expected to leave Liverpool to join Barcelona
Jurgen Klopp is likely to be able to call on him for at least the first Champions League preliminary qualifying leg.
The Reds will still need to overcome a double-header to reach the group stage of Europe’s premier competition.
And, should Coutinho play any part, he will not be cup-tied and would still be expected to make the move to Catalonia.
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