He added: “Coutinho is a player I have always thought is special — but under Klopp he has gone up another level. On form there are not any better midfield players in Europe. “He has always shown quality but now he is consistently playing well and that is good news for Liverpool if they want to really challenge for the title.” “There are not many players that can improve Barcelona, but if you are asking me if he is one of them, on this form, I think he is,” the former Spain international told Goal. “Technically he is very good. He would suit Barcelona’s philosophy well. When you play at the level he is there is always going to be talk, but for now he needs to ignore all that and stay focused, because I think Liverpool have a real chance this season.” CET Xavi feels the 24-year-old, who spent time with Barcelona-based Espanyol in 2012, has come on leaps and bounds since Liverpool appointed Jurgen Klopp as their new manager last season. Xavi, who left Barça in 2015 to move to Qatar, was commenting on the recent speculation that the Blaugrana are interested in signing Coutinho, who has a great friendship with both Neymar and Luis Suarez already. Upd. at 18:02 16/11/2016 Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has laid the foundations for Philippe Coutinho to move to the Catalan club by saying the Liverpool star is one of few players who could improve Luis Enrique’s squad.