The 27-year-old has didn’t reside as much as expectations on the Nou Camp following his €160million (£143m) change from Liverpool in January 2018 and has been despatched on mortgage to Bayern till the top of the season.
Bayern have agreed to pay €8.5m (£7.78m) plus Coutinho’s wages and should purchase the Brazilian outright for a charge of €120m (£109.84m).
Coutinho has since made two appearances for Bayern, coming off the bench in a 3-Zero victory away to Schalke before making his full debut within the facet’s 6-1 win over Mainz on the Allianz Arena.
Firmino fashioned a detailed bond with Coutinho each on and off the pitch throughout their time collectively on Merseyside and was readily available to supply recommendation before his pal’s momentary move.
The Liverpool ahead loved a four-and-a-half 12 months spell with German outfit Hoffenheim before arriving at Anfield again in 2015.
‘I talked with Roberto Firmino about the intensity of the Bundesliga and the tight matches there,’ Coutinho instructed SportBild.
‘He instructed me lots concerning the totally different Bundesliga groups.
‘I performed in Liverpool for just a few years, and I already seen within the first video games with Bayern, that the sport in Germany could be very intense as it’s in England, rather more than in Spain or Brazil.
‘That is good for me.’
Coutinho added: ‘Some of my Brazil teammates requested me how issues are going at Bayern.
‘I instructed them how completely happy I’m 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 additionally acquired a message of assist from Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp forward of the mortgage move.
‘He sent me a message and wished me luck,’ the Brazil worldwide stated.
‘He said that Bayern are a big club and the Bundesliga a great league and that he is very happy to see me there.’