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Philippe Coutinho insists Barcelona cannot focus just on Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino

Barcelona welcome Liverpool to the Nou Camp on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)
Philippe Coutinho has warn..

By Sunday Herald Team , in Sports , at April 30, 2019

Philippe Coutinho chases the ball during a game
Barcelona welcome Liverpool to the Nou Camp on Wednesday (Picture: Getty)

Philippe Coutinho has warned his Barcelona team-mates they cannot focus all their defensive efforts on keeping Liverpools front three quiet.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have scored 65 goals between them this season and bring their talents to the Nou Camp on Wednesday night for the first leg of Liverpools Champions League semi-final against Barcelona.

Coutinho, who plays Liverpool for the first time since leaving just over a year ago, insisted the Reds were much more than just their forward line.

They are important players, but its not just those three, he told the Barcelona website.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Naby Keita of Liverpool (8) celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with Mohamed Salah during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Huddersfield Town at Anfield on April 26, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
Liverpools front three are free scoring (Picture: Getty)

There are the defenders, the midfielders who are all quality players and work hard to create goals for them.

We will have to be aware of the whole team and do our job as we have been doing recently, keep our shape on the field and put in a good performance.



I spent five years at Liverpool and I was very happy there, but now I am wearing a different shirt, different colours, so its going to be a special game and I hope we can do our best, he added.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 13: Philippe Coutinho (R) of FC Barcelona celebrates his side's second goal with his teammate Leo Messi during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between FC Barcelona and Olympique Lyonnais at Nou Camp on March 13, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Aliaga/MB Media/Getty Images)
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