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SPANISH PRIMERA DIVISIÓN

2017/2018 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
1 Barcelona 28 9 1 93
2 Atletico 23 10 5 79
3 Real Madrid 22 10 6 76
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Neymar thinks Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho fits Barcelona's style of play

Barcelona striker Neymar says his countryman Philippe Coutinho has the quality to play for the Catalan giants and that his style of play is suited for the club.

Neymar admitted that many of his fellow Brazilians have immense quality, but the Liverpool midfielder in particular would be a good fit if he made a move to Barcelona.

Coutinho has been a catalyst for Liverpool this season and the club struggled against Manchester United when he was out of the lineup after receiving a red card in the team's 3-0 loss to West Ham.

Speaking at a publicity event, Neymar said: "I see many Brazilian players with quality today.

"But one that I like and I think could play here is Coutinho. He has the style of Barcelona."

Barcelona famously swooped for Liverpool's Luis Suarez in the summer of 2014, and the former Reds' striker helped solidify a front line including Neymar and Lionel Messi that won a historic season treble.

Suarez did not play in Barcelona's 4-1 win against Levante on Sunday, but Messi and Neymar were in the starting XI and both players scored in the match.

Neymar has now scored in each of his last two matches, but the Barcelona No. 11 said the team's goal was to continue to improve, not to focus on individual accomplishments.

"I don't know if I'm going to be the top scorer. What I look for in every season is to get better," Neymar said. "Last season was fantastic for us, we've won a lot of titles and I scored a lot.

"So, this season I want to be better and to score more to help my teammates and the team. First we have to think in the group, and then the individual results come naturally."

Barcelona face a Celta Vigo team on Wednesday that has made a fabulous start to their La Liga campaign and trail Luis Enrique's men by just two points in the table.

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