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Barcelona coach Koeman praises Coutinho for early season form

Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman is delighted with the early season form of Philippe Coutinho.

Coutinho who has now returned to the club after a loan spell last season at Bayern Munich.

"Coutinho is a very good player and has learned a lot from his time in England and with Bayern," the Dutchman said.

"My job as the coach is to get the best out of every player and this starts by playing everyone in the correct position.

"A coach can help, but everything starts with the quality of the player and Coutinho is a great footballer."

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