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Philippe Coutinho seeked for advice from former Liverpool team-mate Roberto Firmino prior to his loan move to Bayern Munich from Barcelona.

Coutinho and Firmino played together for the Reds before the former’s dream move to Barca last year for a club record £142million which has yet to pay dividends.

The Brazil international has found himself out of favour at the Nou Camp and so the Catalan giants agreed to loan him out to Bayern where he is looking to revive his career.

The attacking midfielder, though, sought Firmino’s advice before joining the German champions as his fellow Brazilian spent four years in the Bundesliga with Hoffenheim before joining Liverpool in 2015.

The Kop striker shared all his knowledge about the competition and also told him everything he needs to know about his new rivals.

Coutinho liked what he heard and moved to Munich for the newest challenge of his career.

The former Liverpool star is very pleased with the warm reception he has received and is determine to repay it with stunning performances on the pitch.

Coutinho told SportBild: “I talked with Roberto Firmino [who knows the Bundesliga from his time in Hoffenheim] about the intensity of the Bundesliga and the tight matches there.

“He told me a lot about the different Bundesliga teams.

“Some of my Brazil team-mates asked me how things are going at Bayern.

“I told them how happy I am to be there.

“I had a great welcome from my team-mates, club, fans, media and want to repay it with goals and performances on the pitch.”

Coutinho has played in both of Bayern’s first two matches in the Bundesliga this season against Schalke and Mainz.

The Brazilian enjoyed five impressive years at Liverpool as he made 201 appearances and scored 54 goals.

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