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Roberto Firmino: 'Liverpool not the same without Philippe Coutinho'

Firmino: 'Liverpool not same without Coutinho'
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Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino tells Philippe Coutinho that the club will not be the same without him.

Liverpool star Roberto Firmino has praised "magician" Philippe Coutinho in a farewell message to the Brazilian.

The playmaker finalised a move to Barcelona earlier this week in a deal thought to be worth £142m.

Coutinho and Firmino played alongside one another at Liverpool for two-and-a-half years and struck up a friendship in that time, with the new Barcelona star taking the role of best man at Firmino's wedding to Larissa Pereira in Brazil last summer.

On Facebook, the Reds attacker wrote: "Liverpool is no longer the same without you my magical brother. I wish you infinite success, that you enjoy life and realise all your dreams brother. God is always protecting you and your whole family. It was an honour to play with a magician like you."

Coutinho spent five years at Liverpool but did not win a trophy in that time.

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Philippe Coutinho pictured in action for Liverpool on December 10, 2017
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