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Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez combine to break Liverpool hearts everywhere

Coutinho got off the mark for Barcelona thanks to an assist from his old Reds' team-mate... exactly 5 years to the day since his first Anfield goal

Some things in life are incredibly spooky.

And we’re fairly sure the Illuminati has been confirmed after Philippe Coutinho broke his Barcelona duck on Thursday night.


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The first of many?

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The first of many?

The little Brazilian got off the mark for the Catalans in his fifth appearance since his £145m move from Liverpool, scoring the opener against Valencia in the Copa del Rey.

And who would assist him?

Luis Suarez of course – exactly five years to the day since Suarez set up Coutinho for his first Liverpool goal.

Suarez set Coutinho up against Swansea in 2013

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Suarez set Coutinho up against Swansea in 2013

Talk about symmetry.

Coutinho struck just after half time at the Mestalla, sliding in at the back post to convert Suarez’s brilliant cross and give Barca the lead.

Suarez spots Coutinho at the back post

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Suarez spots Coutinho at the back post

Coutinho stretches to reach the ball

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Coutinho stretches to reach the ball

And manages to squeeze it back across goal and into the corner

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And manages to squeeze it back across goal and into the corner

And five years before the duo also combined for Coutinho’s debut Reds goal in a 5-0 win over Swansea.

Coutinho’s first for Barca sent them on their way to a 2-0 second leg and 3-0 aggregate win that sets up a Copa del Rey final clash with Sevilla.

And it’s likely to be the first of many.

Hold me Leo

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Hold me Leo

Coutinho, despite coming close on numerous occasions, never won a trophy with Liverpool so to be in a final already at Barca indicates why he made the move in January.

Watching their two former darlings combine will be tough watching for Reds fans…


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