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22-08-2019 | 14:52 Football
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Jurgen Klopp’s verdict on Philippe Coutinho’s Bayern Munich transfer

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says Bayern Munich are in for a treat if they use Philippe Coutinho correctly, and compared the Brazilian to a modern-day football legend. Coutinho joined Barcelona in a £148million move in January 2018 but failed to live up the expectations and signed a season-long deal with Bayern Munich on Monday. Before his move to Bundesliga, the Brazilian had been linked with Liverpool. However, Liverpool quickly decided that they didn’t want to re-sign him. “[He has] an outstanding eye for the situation,” Klopp told German football magazine Kicker . “Not since Alessandro del Piero have I seen any [player] who finishes moves from the left to the inside with the same frequency.” “[He is a] the very dominant player who helps a team properly,” said Klopp, although he added that “it will not be like that from day one. “But from the first day onwards they [Bayern] will get a great player. Now they have to integrate and treat him so that they get the full package, and then the Bundesliga has a real top player.”

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