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Philippe Coutinho says Bayern Munich are "more of a family" than Barcelona and Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho says there is a better atmosphere at Bayern Munich than his previous clubs.

The Brazil international moved to the Allianz Arena on a season-long loan from Barcelona (opens in new tab) last month.

The attacking midfielder struggled to live up to expectations at the Camp Nou following his £142m move from Liverpool (opens in new tab) in January 2018.

Coutinho has made only three appearances for Bayern (opens in new tab) so far, but he is already enjoying life in Munich.

"The first few days they showed me the facilities, I met my team-mates, the coaches," he told Sky (opens in new tab). "Every day I feel a little better, I am very happy.

"Bayern are more of a family than my old clubs. I know there's the atmosphere of Liverpool, but it's even more of a family here."

Niko Kovac's side begin their Champions League campaign against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday.


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Greg Lea
Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).