- Philippe Coutinho scores stunning goal for Barcelona
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Some Reds have no interest in how Philippe Coutinho is faring in Barcelona – that’s fine. Others remain keen to see how a former Anfield favourite is doing in his new challenge – that’s also fine.
There seems no harm in applauding the Brazilian’s undeniable ingenuity knowing Liverpool are coping superbly well without him at the club.
The little magician bagged his first belter in Barcelona colours on Saturday night as the Catalan giants hammered Girona 6-1 at the Non Camp.
Coutinho unleashed a familiar curling effort from outside the box to find the top corner in spectacular fashion and help his new side put a 10-point gap between themselves and second-placed Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
The former Liverpool man had been involved earlier on in the game as he assisted a second goal for Luis Suarez, who later went on to score a hat-trick.
Lionel Messi was another unsurprising name on the score-sheet as he scored twice, including a stunning low-free beneath the rising wall.
Watching Coutinho produce the kind of goal seen so many times during his time at Liverpool was made all the more easier by Saturday’s 4-1 win over West Ham.
As magnificent as he was on Merseyside, Jurgen Klopp’s men are still a devastating attacking force without him.
Here’s a look at his strike…
WATCH: A worldy from Coutinho puts this game well beyond doubt for @FCBarcelona
— Sky Sports LaLiga (@SkyRevista) February 24, 2018