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Coutinho back in Liverpool training following Barcelona saga

LFC Globe
7th September 2017

has been snapped for the first time since his return to Melwood - and the Brazilian is all smiles.

The midfielder, who wanted to leave Liverpool for this summer, took part in his first full training session since handing in a transfer request on August 11.

The 25-year-old has yet to play for the club this season, his absence coinciding with 's interest in the playmaker, with the Reds rejecting three bids.

Coutinho returned to action last week for Brazil, making two substitute appearances in his country's World Cup qualifiers.

He flew back to Merseyside overnight on Wednesday and with the player now fit once more, thoughts turn to whether he will be selected for the trip to on Saturday.

The South American star was pictured taking part in a full session, as well as spending some laughs with team-mate and close friend .

Coutinho was greeted at Melwood by Liverpool boss , who also welcomed back , , , Danny Ward, , , , Dominic Solanke and Emre Can following the international break.

reported back late yesterday afternoon to resume training ahead of the trip to the Etihad.

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