Coutinho will become the 8th player to play for both Barça and Liverpool

Coutinho will become the 8th player to play for both Barça and Liverpool

Who else has appeared for the home team at both Anfield and Camp Nou?

Philippe Coutinho isn’t just the 33rd Brazilian player in Barça history. After making the move from Anfield to Camp Nou — it was announced on Saturday but his official signing and presentation didn’t take place until Monday — Coutinho is set to become just the latest player to appear for both Liverpool and FC Barcelona.

In fact, there have been seven players who can already stake a claim to having played for both of the European giants. Current Barça players Luis Suárez and Javier Mascherano made the same moves — Mascherano in 2010 and Suárez in 2014.

The other five players have gone the other way, with some of them moving directly and some moving to other clubs first before joining Liverpool. Here’s the list of the previous seven: 

PlayerYears at BarçaYears at LiverpoolHow arrived
Mauricio Pellegrino1998-992005Indirect
Boudewijn Zenden1998-012005-07Indirect
Jari Litmanen1999-012001-02Direct
Pepe Reina2000-022005-13Indirect
Luis García2003-042004-07Direct
Javier Mascherano2010-?2007-10Direct
Luis Suárez2014-?2011-14Direct
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