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Neymar vs. Messi: Barcelona stars argue over Liverpool's Coutinho

Barcelona star Neymar is trying to convince his reluctant teammate Lionel Messi that their club needs to buy Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, according to The Mirror.

The Barcelona pair disagrees on what exactly the Catalan giants need to help them improve next season after they finished runners-up behind Real Madrid in La Liga in the last campaign.

Messi believes the side need a deep-lying midfielder in the mould of former star Xavi, with PSG's Mauro Verratti mentioned as a possible candidate.

On the other hand, Neymar views Coutinho as the perfect player to inject more attack in the Blaugrana midfield.

Fortunately for Neymar, Messi will get the chance to have a first hand look at the Reds midfielder when Argentina take on Brazil in Melbourne on Friday night.

Andrew Maclean
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