Coutinho staying at Liverpool

And Tite admits he can see Coutinho thriving at the Nou Camp.

It is understood that Barcelona want to bring Coutinho to La Liga this summer, although the Brazilian global recently played down suggestions that he could leave Anfield ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.

Coutinho, 24, has enjoyed an impressive season with Liverpool, scoring 13 goals and recording seven assists in the Premier League to help the club secure Champions League qualification.

Speaking about Coutinho's relationship with Barcelona's Neymar, he told Spanish daily newspaper Sport: "They complement each other tactically. Absolutely. I don't want to have the audacity to comment on Barça, but who doesn't want a player like Coutinho with that magic, with that capacity for invention and creation, change of pace, game building..."

Tite, who won the Copa Libertadores and Club World Cup with Corinthians in 2012, also stressed that Coutinho leaving Liverpool was far from inevitable and Klopp should do everything in his power to keep him on Merseyside.

Tite, annoyingly, reckons Coutinho is in fact the "ideal" player for Barca.

Asked about how he fits Coutinho into his plans for the national side, Tite said: "The ideal position of Neymar at Barcelona is on the left side".

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He explained: "Just to be clear, I'm talking hypothetically".

Coutinho has already played down talk of a move to Barcelona after the attacking midfielder underlined his desire to become a Liverpool great.

Phil has a five-year contract and Liverpool are under no financial constraints in which we'd have to accept a whopping bid - even a world-record one.

'At Liverpool, Coutinho is on the left, but the important thing is that he has the same role as with the national team. "Look, if I was Klopp I would fight to make sure I kept hold of him".

"Yes, this is an alternative if we shuffle (the team)", he said.

"We need to create alternatives".

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