Philippe Coutinho has compared Liverpool teammate Luis Suarez to new Barcelona star Neymar.

Coutinho has hopes of Suarez staying at Anfield.

"For sure you can make the comparison," said Coutinho. "They are two big names, two great players that move around the ground and score a lot of goals. They have different qualities. Neymar is more about dribbling and organising the attacks, Suarez scores a lot of goals.

"You can't compare them directly as players. But Luis is on a par with Neymar in terms of qualities, for sure. They are both exceptional players. We all hope that he stays. Everyone here wants to play with top footballers and that is exactly what Luis is."