Philippe Coutinho joins Barcelona from Liverpool; out injured for three weeks

Adam Lallana has become a key player under Jurgen Klopp

The Brazilian was presented to more than 7,000 fans at the Nou Camp and later told reporters that it was a dream for him to play for his new club.

He will then meet some of his new team-mates before finally signing a five-and-a-half-year contract, alongside club president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Coutinho, who completed his move from Liverpool on Monday, could potentially play in Barcelona's midfield or up front - offering a threat to a range of players' first-team prospects.

Coutinho underwent his medical on Monday morning despite a thigh problem that ruled him out of Liverpool's last two games, following the two clubs agreeing a deal on Saturday.

A summer deal would have been preferable to most associated with Liverpool, but with both Barca and Coutinho determined to get a deal done in January, owners FSG made one last bid to keep the No. 10 around. The club said in a statement: "Coutinho has an injury to his right thigh and he is expected to be out for around 3 weeks".

Quizzed on where the Brazil worldwide would play regularly, he added: 'We will wait until I have seen him train for a day at least until we talk about that'. "There were other clubs interest in him, but his desire to come here has seen him become the latest part of [Ernesto] Valverde's project".

Suarez, who played alongside Coutinho at Anfield until he joined Barca in 2014, is looking forward to great success with the playmaker after being reunited.

"I am very happy, it's a dream come true and I hope to be up to the job on the field".

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