The Brazilian was identified as the ideal replacement for Neymar, while his versatitlity to play in midfield saw him touted as to star in an advanced midfield role, which club-legend Andres Iniesta fullfilled over the best decade.
Coutinho signed for Barca in January past year and was cup-tied in the Champions League, but he impressed in the second half of the campaign at Camp Nou, scoring 10 goals in 22 appearances as Barca won LaLiga and the Copa del Rey.
However, he has found life more hard in his second season and has started only one of Barca's last five fixtures: the 1-1 draw at home to Tottenham in December when coach Ernesto Valverde picked a weakened XI with first place in the group already secured.
The Brazilian got his dream move to the Blaugrana a year ago and though things were nice and rosy to begin with, having won the Copa Del Rey and La Liga, Coutinho has found himself out the side of late and MARCA are saying he's hit "rock bottom". I had a good time.
Manchester United's potential new manager Mauricio Pochettino will not be allowed to leave Tottenham even if they are offered £50m to prise him to Old Trafford, according to The Sun.
It's emerged Barca director Andre Cury has been meeting with representatives of Neymar over the part fortnight about returning to the Nou Camp.
Cricket Australia National Selector Trevor Hohns has defended the decision to omit Glenn Maxwell from the Test squad. Maxwell detailed in a radio interview previous year how he turned down offers to play domestic cricket in England.
Barty served five aces, no double-faults and broke Halep three times to reverse two previous losses to Halep last August. It's pretty swirly, and the ball drops and dives and moves around a little bit", Barty said.
The Warriors, as of January 9th, are the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference, sitting one game behind the Denver Nuggets. Regardless of when Cousins' returns, all we do know is that the fans will be ready.
Last year Markle Jr sent Prince Harry a letter before he married the former Suits actress, telling him: 'It's not too late. The half-brother of Meghan , the Duchess of Sussex , is facing a drunken-driving charge after an arrest in Oregon.
Kilcoyne, Niall Scannell and Archer pack down in the front row with Jean Kleyn and Tadhg Beirne in the engine room. Mike Haley, Rory Scannell , Conor Murray, Dave Kilcoyne, Stephen Archer and CJ Stander all come into the side.
Kubiak has been serving as the team's senior personnel advisor since 2017 and he is still under contract in that same role. Gary Kubiak will not serve as the Denver Broncos' offensive coordinator this season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter .
A loud explosion has been reported in central Paris , police have said, with pictures showing severe damage to a building. The spokesperson, who wasn't authorised to be publicly named, provided no further details.
"Super Earth" is just 226 Years Away in Goldilocks Zone ~ Nasa
Pi Mensae c is around twice the size of our planet and orbits Pi Mensae, a star 60 light-years away in the Mensa constellation. Moreover, the planet known as K2-288Bb could either be rocky or a gas-rich planet similar to Neptune in our own solar system.
Forbes' Billionaires List: Dangote, Adenuga Top In Africa
Mike Adenuga was one of the only billionaire that became richer past year and he neither pays tithes nor gives first fruit. He lost 17.9% of his riches past year , while Patrice Motsepe lost 4.2% when he went from $2.4 billion to $2.3 billion.
Bumrah rested for Australia ODIs, New Zealand tour
He has taken three five-wicket hauls in the period in eight matches to collect 47 wickets at an average of 18.04. India is scheduled to play three ODIs against Australia with first match will take place on January 12.
LaMarcus Aldridge Records A New CAREER HIGH 56 Points
And who'd be more familiar to the pressure than the man who averaged more than 23 points per game for the Spurs last season. Their three-point onslaught continued after halftime, as they hit four more to start 14-of-14 before finally misfiring.
More players get injured under Eddie Jones
There had not been enough time to properly judge if the lower tackle height trial had reduced concussions in the Championship Cup. The report comes after news that a fourth French player has died within eight months from injuries sustained in a match.
Watch Dave Grohl chug a beer, then fall off a stage
Dave Grohl has fallen off a stage again, but luckily for the Foo Fighters leader, this time he didn't suffer any lasting damage. In the clip, a fan gives Grohl a can of beer which he tries to guzzle before falling from the stage.