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Philippe Coutinho’s shirt number for Barcelona has been decided

Philippe Coutinho will wear Barcelona's No.14 shirt after he finished his £142 million exchange from Liverpool. The Brazilian headed out to Barcelona on Saturday night to settle his turn and was divulged at Camp Nou subsequent to experiencing a restorative on Monday. Coutinho has marked a five-and-a-half-year contract, which incorporates a €400 million (£355m) discharge proviso, with the La Liga pioneers. As indicated by Sky Sports, Coutinho will be given the No.14 shirt for the rest of the battle. 

The number is at present involved by Javier Mascherano however the 33-year-old is relied upon to leave Camp Nou sooner or later amid the January exchange window. Coutinho should hold up to influence his Barcelona to make a big appearance, notwithstanding, as he is sidelined with a thigh issue. The Brazilian is required to be out for around three weeks. 

Coutinho had needed to join Barcelona in the late spring yet Liverpool kept the midfielder from clearing out. Also, Jurgen Klopp demands Liverpool did all that they could to endeavor to induce the 25-year-old to remain. 'I can tell the Liverpool supporters that we, as a club, have done everything inside our way to persuade Philippe that residual piece of LFC was as appealing as moving to Spain, however he is 100 for each penny certain his future – and that of his family – has a place at Barcelona,' Klopp told the club's authentic site. 'It is his fantasy and I am currently persuaded there is nothing left available to us to alter his opinion.'