Philippe Coutinho tells Barcelona teammates that Liverpool will be difficult to face

Philippe Coutinho tells Barcelona teammates that Liverpool will be difficult to face

- Philippe Coutinho has warned his Barcelona teammates ahead of UCL clash against Liverpool

- Barcelona will on Wednesday night, May 1, host Liverpool in the semifinal first leg clash

- Coutinho says his teammates should not focus only on Salah, Firmino and Sadio Mane

Philippe Coutinho has sent a warning to his Barcelona teammates ahead of their Champions League encounter against Premier League giants Liverpool.

Barcelona will be at home at the Nou Camp to host Jurgen Klopp's men in the semifinal first leg encounter, and Philippe Coutinho said his teammates need to be careful.

Coutinho told his teammates that their focus should not only be on Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, but the whole team.

He spent five years at Anfield during which Liverpool finished second in the Premier League and were runners-up in the EFL Cup and Europa League.

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"They are a great team. They are very strong mentally.

"I have been watching them all season and they are excellent going forward and in defense, so we will have to be very alert.

"There are important players for them but it's not just those three [Mane, Firmino, Salah]. There are the defenders, the midfielders who are all quality players and work hard to create goals for the team,'' Coutinho told Barcelona official website.

Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho will be the eight player to play for both Barcelona and Liverpool ahead of the Champions League semifinal clash.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona superstar Philippe Coutinho ruled out a chance of returning to the Premier League anytime soon.

The Brazil international dumped Liverpool to join the Catalans in a five year deal valued around £142 million in 2018.

Meanwhile, after just about two seasons in the Spanish League, the 26-year-old has been linked with a move back to the EPL with Manchester United and Chelsea interested in signing him.

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