'I will always cherish Liverpool in my heart' – Coutinho after Barca move

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Philippe Coutinho has said he hopes Liverpool fans “understand” his decision to move to Barcelona in an emotional post on social media.

The Brazilian forward, 25, completed his £142m move to the La Liga club on Monday after five years on Merseyside.

Coutinho said he could “never thank Liverpool fans enough” for their support and “will always cherish Liverpool in his heart”.

He added that he leaves the Reds as playing for Barcelona “is a dream”.

Coutinho scored 54 goals in 201 games at Liverpool and he said he hope he had “delivered memories and moments that have brought happiness to the Liverpool supporters”.

His Instagram post