The comparisons will be constant with Neymar, whose world-record move to Paris Saint-Germain in August provided Barcelona with the up to 160 million euros ($192 million) it needed to acquire Coutinho at a cost that would have seemed ludicrous just six months before.
Per the piece, Liverpool are interested in signing Thomas Lemar from AS Monaco too, with both him and Mahrez viewed as potential replacements for Coutinho.
The Brazilian, though, cannot wait to get started.
"Barcelona and Liverpool have reached an agreement for the transfer of Philippe Coutinho". "It's a dream come true and I hope to see you tomorrow".
Barcelona's win against Levante moved them back nine points clear ahead of Atletico Madrid, who had beaten Getafe on Saturday.
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Dios siempre tiene un plan y yo quise hacerlo en mi tiempo y cuando me sintiera cómoda. Khloé le respondió con lo siguiente, "No me tomo de esas lol".
The Coutinho deal is the biggest ever involving a British club and the biggest-ever signing made by Spanish club.
Since the exits of Xavi Hernandez 2 1/2 years ago, and those of Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara, Barcelona was in danger of seeing its lineage of great midfielders broken.
The Uruguay international is looking forward to linking up with Coutinho once again.
"I think he is going to contribute a lot to the team".
The Barcelona coach was pleased with the team's efforts on their return to league action.
"We played very well in the first half, but the pace was different in the second half".