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Ferdinand: Liverpool pulled off miracle keeping Coutinho from Barcelona

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand says Liverpool pulled off a "miracle" keeping hold of Philippe Coutinho.

Coutinho was superb for victory over Leicester City yesterday after missing out on a move to Barcelona.

He said: "Liverpool have produced a miracle in keeping him, considering what was on offer in terms of his fee, and the personal terms we see in the media.

"He could have gone to a club to play alongside Messi and Suarez, and Liverpool have pulled off nothing short of a miracle.

"He creates moments that inspire not a team, but whole stadiums, and he does things which take your breath away."

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