- ‘Neymar: Among Friends’ airs and features Liverpool’s Coutinho
- Our Brazilian receives Secret Santa gift from Luis Suarez
- Present comes in shameless Barcelona bag
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Imagine if Steven Gerrard and Virgil van Dijk posed for cameras and exchanged Secret Santa gifts…
Southampton would be on to the FA faster than they were in June.
But it seems Barcelona and their players can do anything they like…
Neymar (now of PSG, of course) organised a Secret Santa present swap as part of a programme on his circle of friends for Brazilian channel SBT.
It’s all pre-organised and involves camera crews in Barcelona (for his former teammates) and at Coutinho’s house in Liverpool.
First, Suarez pulls his name out of the hat…
“It’s my little brother, Philippe Coutinho,” he says.
“Well Philippe, from Barcelona I send you a gift that I know you’ll like a lot, because you like it a lot and I know you’re going to remember the good times that we have and that we live.”
It comes in a Barcelona bag and is a bottle of Vodka that Phil apparently used to like when they were team-mates together.
“What the f***?,” he replies.
“When Luis was here his wife liked to take it and so did I. I thank you.”
Never mind. Barca can keep trying every trick under the sun. Liverpool aren’t selling in January.
Barca's tapping up knows no bounds. Coutinho included in Secret Santa, oddly organised by Neymar but covered by SPORT, the club's propaganda arm.
Suarez gifts Coutinho.
Enjoy your transfer ban lads. Vermin club. pic.twitter.com/DBrwhToxDh
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