Suarez: Coutinho plays at a very high level.

Luis Suarez says Philippe Coutinho is keen to succeed hence why he wanted a move to Barcelona.

Suarez who played alongside Coutinho at Liverpool during the 2013/14 season, has heaped praise on the Brazil international.

The La Liga giants tested Liverpool's resolve with a string of bids last summer, but the Reds stood firm, and also rejected a transfer request from the midfield ace to force through a move.

When Suarez was asked if Coutinho would want to play for Barca, the Uruguayan told Mundo Deportivo: "Obviously he must have because he's a player who has ambition and any player would want to come to Barca.

"I know him as a person and as a player because I played with him, but everyone knows what Coutinho can contribute.

"He is a footballer, who today, plays at a very high level."

He continued: "He went through a difficult and very complicated moment but as a professional he continued to show how good a player he is and the personal quality he has.

"Despite trying to leave Liverpool he continued helping the team and working. He is demonstrating as a professional who has the ambition to take a step further."

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