By George Brooks
Barcelona legend Ronaldinho believes that Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho is a perfect fit for his former club and hopes to see him move to the Nou Camp.
Coutinho was the subject of three failed bids from the Spanish giants in the summer but the club are expected to renew their interested in the 25-year-old when the transfer window opens in January.
“I would be very happy to see such a talented player wear the shirt I wore for so many years,” Ronaldinho told Sky Sports.
“I believe the way he plays will perfectly suit Barcelona and would be delighted to see a player of such quality wear the shirt.”
The Brazilian attacking midfielder has been a key player for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team. He scored 14 goals for the Reds in all competitions last season.
Coutinho expressed his desire to leave Liverpool by handing in a transfer request in the summer, which was rejected by the club.
He joined the Reds from Inter Milan for £8.5m in 2013. He signed a new five-year deal with the club in January that did not include a release clause.
Brazil face England in an international friendly at Wembley tonight and Coutinho has declared himself fit to play, despite missing the Reds’ last three games through injury.
Ronaldinho spent five seasons at Barcelona, winning two Spanish league titles and a Champions League.
He also won the 2002 World Cup with Brazil and will be hoping that Coutinho can help his country beat England tonight.
Meanwhile, Liverpool fans will be hoping to see Coutinho return to Premier League action for Liverpool on Saturday when the Reds face Southampton an Anfield.