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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher says that Philippe Coutinho’s new 5 year contract will not prevent Barcelona from signing the player if they want to. The Brazilian put pen to paper on a 5 year deal worth £150,000 a week on Wednesday.

It is understood that the deal has no release clause in an attempt to quell rumours linking the player with Barca. But Carragher, who played for the Reds for 18 years, thinks that the player will go if Barca ever show a serious interest, regardless of the contract.

“We've had plenty of players in the past Liverpool who have signed big contracts then moved on. If Coutinho wasn't happy he wouldn't sign a contract. We hear there's no release clause which again doesn't mean everything.

“Liverpool are no different to every other club in world football besides two. If Barcelona or Real Madrid come for one of your players and pay what you want, they're going, because 99 per cent of players want to play for those two clubs.

“If that happens, it means, if they're unbelievable for Liverpool, then you have to thank him, as we did with [Suarez].” 

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