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Philippe Coutinho should consider Liverpool exit, says Dani Alves

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool celebrates
Image: Philippe Coutinho has the quality to play for Barcelona, says Dani Alves

Philippe Coutinho has been urged to consider leaving Liverpool this summer by Brazil team-mate Dani Alves.

Coutinho has emerged as a key player for Liverpool since joining the club in an £8.5m deal from Inter Milan in January 2013.

The 23-year-old scored 12 goals in 43 appearances for the Reds last term as he dominated Liverpool's end-of-season awards, scooping four accolades, including Player of the Year and Goal of the Season.

Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho picks up four awards
Image: Coutinho scooped four accoldes at Liverpool's end-of-season awards

The Vasco da Gama youth product is currently in the USA on international duty with Brazil at the Copa America, alongside Alves.

And the Brazil right-back, who will leave Barcelona when his contract expires this summer, says Coutinho has the ability to thrive at the Nou Camp, alongside close friend Neymar and former Liverpool team-mate Luis Suarez.

"Football is about living the moment," Alves told Yahoo Esportes.

Dani Alves
Image: Alves will leave Barcelona this summer and has been heavily linked with a move to Juventus

"Liverpool have history but you should consider playing for top UCL sides. He has the quality to play for Barcelona."

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Reports in France this week have also linked Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain with a move for Coutinho.

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