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Newcastle boss Benitez 'understands' Coutinho wanting Liverpool exit: At Inter Milan he was...

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez can understand Philippe Coutinho wanting to leave Liverpool for Barcelona over the summer.

Liverpool travel to Newcastle on Sunday and Coutinho is likely to play a pivotal role if the Reds are to win.

Benitez said: "I understand when some players want to go when they get a big offer, but Coutinho is still in a very good team.

"I think he will be fine and he is scoring goals already.

“He was shy at Inter when I was there, but he had the potential and quality in training sessions and he is now a very good player because he has had the experience."

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