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    Chris Waddle says Philippe Coutinho is lying (BBC Video)

    Chris Waddle v Philippe Coutinho

    According to the official line, Philippe Coutinho is out of action for Liverpool right now with a back injury.

    Indeed, the Brazilian’s injury could keep him out of the midweek Champions League game at Hoffenheim.

    But is the setback real?

    On BBC radio over the weekend, pundit Chris Waddle stuck his neck out calling out the Liverpool star.

    ‘He’s faking it’

    Waddle refuses to believe Coutinho is actually hurt.

    He suggested that if the player got his wish to join Barcelona this summer, he’d be able to play from the get-go.

    Is he being cynical, or spot on?

    Also see: Liverpool drop major hint over Philippe Coutinho’s Barcelona move.

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