Coutinho: More to Liverpool than Firmino, Mane and Salah

Barcelona needs to be wary of more than Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane against Liverpool, according to Philippe Coutinho.

Mohamed Salah (L), Sadio Mane (C) and Roberto Firmino (R)   -  Getty Images

Philippe Coutinho warned Barcelona that Liverpool will pose more than just a fearsome attacking threat in Wednesday's clash at Camp Nou.

While Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino will be a primary focus for Barca in the Champions League semifinal first leg on Wednesday, Coutinho praised Jurgen Klopp's midfield and defence as he looked forward to lining up against the Reds.

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The Brazil international spent five years at Anfield, during which Liverpool finished second in the Premier League and was runner-up in the EFL Cup and Europa League, but it has since emerged as one of Europe's strongest sides under Klopp's guidance.

Coutinho told Barcelona's official website: "They are a great team. They are very strong mentally.

"I have been watching them all season and they are excellent going forward and in defence, so we will have to be very alert.

"There are important players for them but it's not just those three [Mane, Firmino, Salah]. There are the defenders, the midfielders who are all quality players and work hard to create goals for the team.

"We will have to be aware of the whole team and do our jobs as we have recently."

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