Coutinho: My Head Is Exclusively in Barcelona

Coutinho: My Head Is Exclusively in Barcelona

Coutinho: My Head Is Exclusively in Barcelona

Barcelona will make a late decision on Ousmane Dembele's fitness after including the French winger in their squad for Wednesday's Champions League game against Manchester United.

"They've got a little magician [Lionel Messi] in their team and, if he turns up, I'm not going to say "we need to mark him out of the game" because you can't".

However, as quoted by the Mirror, Coutinho admitted: "If they boo myself and Luis Suarez, then that's normal at Old Trafford because of the team we used to play for".

"I learned about the significance of games against United [whilst playing for Liverpool] and understand the rivalry, having played against them on several occasions".

Solskjaer scored at the Nou Camp in extra-time against Bayern Munich in 1999 to help United lift the Champions League.

"This is my second season here. Returning to play in England isn't in my plans".

"It's a different group now and the challenge is 'how can I make these players winners as we were?'"

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"In either case, given how we are doing now, I know we'll implement everything and do all we can to try to go all the way". That's mostly down to him, especially in the manner in which he arrived, his way of communicating with players, with the media, his way of understanding the club.

That doesn't mean, however, that he doesn't want to return to his former home ground at all: if both Barcelona and Liverpool prevail in the quarters, they'll meet in the semi-finals in Europe.

"I know that Liverpool supporters will be with us at United. But so are we - and I am focused first on Barcelona".

"But I have to be honest and say that I would've preferred to only have come up against Liverpool in the final".

The Brazilian hasn't had the best start to this Barca career and has in fact already been linked away from the club, with United being one of the favourites to claim his signature. The atmosphere and the history are incredible and if, on top of that, you get a positive result, then it's very special.

"I want my players to really push each other and demand 100 per cent attitude from each other every single day".

"In nearly five seasons with Liverpool I had both good and bad results here, so I'm not really thinking about the past. I only think about the present and knocking United out".

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