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​Liverpool hero Barnes tips Coutinho for England return

Liverpool legend John Barnes believes we will see Philippe Coutinho in the Premier League in the coming season.

The former Reds star is struggling with Barcelona, and his loan at Bayern Munich is not going to get renewed.

Coutinho, who just won the Champions League with Bayern, is on the market. And Barnes thinks a Premier League club will snap him up.

"I know in England it never happens where a player can play against his parent club once they are out on loan. But in Europe it happens all the time (Coutinho playing against Barcelona for Bayern)," Barnes told BonusCodeBets.

"Normally you don't play against them in the league, but it can happen in the Champions League.

"It is one of those things that when Philippe Coutinho originally joined Bayern Munich.

"They didn't anticipate that they would come up against each other. They must have left it out of the contract.

"It is an exciting watch with what is going to happen with Philippe Coutinho this summer. There are many teams that will want to sign him.

"I don't think Tottenham would be interested. I don't know if the way that Jose Mourinho likes to play will suit him.

"He [Coutinho] likes the ball and having a lot of possession, whereas Mourinho doesn't necessarily play that way."

He went on to say: "Arsenal could be the best club with the style of football they play.

"Chelsea could be another good match, because of the way Frank Lampard sets up his team, so with that in mind, Arsenal or Chelsea would be the best solution for him.

"I don't think he will go to Manchester City to be honest. Pep Guardiola would be able to get the best out of him but there are often times that he has been in a successful team already, and he hasn't been able to show off as much as he would like."

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