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Barcelona coach Koeman: Coutinho ready to step in for Fati

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman says he's looking to Philippe Coutinho to fill the void left by Ansu Fati.

Fati is out of action with a knee injury, meaning that Coutinho is likely to be handed a starting place.

"He [Coutinho] can play in a lot of positions," Koeman said, refusing to give much away about his plans. "He's not a winger who goes deep. If he's on the wing, he'll move into the middle.

"He varies it. He's a great player and it's good that he can play in different positions.

"He has trained well and doesn't have any problems. He's been with the group for almost a week now. "We have to decide when is best for him to come in. We have to find the best plan."

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