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Coutinho set to miss Liverpool FA Cup tie with Everton as Barcelona circle

Philippe Coutinho is set to miss Liverpool's FA Cup tie with Everton on Friday.

Jurgen Klopp's side host their local rivals in the FA Cup third round, but look set to do so without the Brazilian midfielder, who continues to be linked with a move away.

Barcelona are confident of completing a deal this month, though they may have to pay as much as £130 million to do so.

Coutinho has been out with a thigh injury but was spotted training at Melwood on Tuesday, sparking rumours he would be fit for Friday's game.

But El Mundo Deportivo says the Brazilian will not risk his fitness in case it jeopardises a winter move to the Nou Camp.

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