Neymar backs Coutinho for Barcelona

Brazil superstar Neymar feels international teammate Philippe Coutinho would be able to seamlessly slot into the current Barcelona team.

The pair played together through various age levels for Brazil and are still close friends off the pitch, despite playing in different leagues.

When asked if he felt any of his Brazil teammates would make a good addition to the Blaugrana squad, Neymar singled out Coutinho for special praise.

Neymar's latest comments will most certainly not be something Liverpool supporters will want to hear, especially after seeing Luis Suarez depart Anfield for the Nou Camp in the summer of 2014.

Neymar said: "I see many Brazilian players with quality today. But one that I like and I think I could play here is Coutinho.

"He has the style of Barcelona."

Coutinho made 56 appearances in all competitions for the Reds last season, scoring eight times.