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Coutinho nears Barca debut

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has said Philippe Coutinho could make his debut for the club in Friday morning's (Singapore time) Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg against Espanyol.

Coutinho was carrying a thigh injury when he joined Barca from Liverpool for a club record 160 million euros (S$258m) on Jan 6.

The Brazilian joined his new teammates for training on Saturday. - REUTERS

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