Philippe Coutinho Trains In Barcelona As He Continues His Recovery From Thigh Injury

Coutinho trained in the sunshine as he was put through a number of fitness and agility drills

Philippe Coutinho is desperate to make his debut for Barcelona and spent most of Monday focused on his recovery from injury.

Coutinho, who joined Barcelona for £145million from Liverpool last week, is currently out of action for three weeks with a thigh injury.

He appeared to be working hard at Barcelona’s training complex as he went through a number of fitness and agility drills before his efforts were posted on Instagram.

The 25-year-old isn’t expected to make his debut for Barcelona for at least three weeks.

Coutinho could make his debut in the Catalan derby against Espanyol – the club he played at on loan from Espanyol in 2012 – on February 4.

The Brazilian midfielder described his move – the second most expensive in football history – as a ‘dream come true’ as he was officially unveiled at the Nou Camp.

Speaking at the official unveiling of Coutinho, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu said: ‘All Barcelona fans around the world are pleased to meet the new Barcelona player Philippe Coutinho.

‘We wanted him last summer, we have been working for weeks and months on this deal but one of the most important aspects was that he wanted to come he.

‘He was patient and that was a determining factor in bringing him here. I am delighted to announce the signing of one of the stars of world football.’

The 25-year-old isn't expected to make his debut for Barcelona for at least three weeks

In signing for Barca, Coutinho became the second most expensive player in football history

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