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Philippe Coutinho living the dream as deal is done

Philippe Coutinho living the dream as deal is done

Philippe Coutinho says he is living the dream after the formalities of his move from Liverpool to Barcelona were completed.

The finishing touches have been put on his British record transfer from Liverpool, which could be worth up to £142 million, and the Spanish club are set to parade him at the Nou Camp.

The 25-year-old Brazil international, who watched his new side's 3-0 win over Levante on Sunday, will perform a ceremonial signing of his contract at 1130GMT on Monday before a photo shoot on the pitch and a press conference.

He told Barca TV: "I'm very happy, very happy. I have always said that it is a dream that I am living and I am very happy to be here.

"To be able to play, win titles, make the fans happy... always play with joy. It is incredible to know that I am going to live with idols, players with a lot of history.

"Footballers like Leo Messi, Luis Suarez, (Andres) Iniesta, (Gerard) Pique, (Sergio) Busquets. I am very happy to be able to live together, to be able to learn from them and be able to win together."

Liverpool have now turned their attentions to signing a replacement, while they are also trying to speed up Naby Keita's switch to the club.

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