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Can Philippe Coutinho be the man to make Bayern Munich a Champions League force again? Flanked by Kingsley Coman and Serge Gnabry, here's how the £19m loanee will fit in at the Allianz Philippe Coutinho joined Bayern Munich on a season-long loan from Barcelona The Brazilian made his dream move to the Nou Camp for £145m from Liverpool He was not able to showcase the talent that originally got him that switch Now he has the chance to recapture the form that the Premier League witnessed But where does the former Reds playmaker fit in at the Bundesliga champions?

By Kate Mcgreavy For Mailonline

Published: 21:16 BST, 20 August 2019 | Updated: 21:26 BST, 20 August 2019

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Philippe Coutinho has been given an opportunity to revive his career after joining Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on a season-long loan from Barcelona.

The Brazilian made his dream move to the Nou Camp for £145million from Liverpool back in January 2018 but he was not able to showcase the talent that originally got him that switch.

For whatever reason the 27-year-old struggled to shine at the Catalan giants but he now has the chance to recapture the form that the Premier League became used to seeing during his time at Anfield. 

Philippe Coutinho has been given an opportunity to revive career after move to Bayern Munich

Philippe Coutinho has been given an opportunity to revive career after move to Bayern Munich

But where does the former Reds playmaker fit in to a side that were already favourites to lift the Bundesliga title before his arrival? 

As well as maintaining their domestic dominance Bayern will be looking to push for more European glory. The club has won the Champions League on five occasions but they have not reached the final since their 2013 triumph. Coutinho could be the man to reignite their European challenge.

This summer Bayern, who are bidding to win their eighth league title in a row, have lost experience in the dressing room following the departures of Mats Hummels, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben.

Wingers Ribery and Robben became club legends during their long tenures at the club and provided the attacking threat for a number of years.

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed on Monday that he received Robben's blessing to give Coutinho the No 10 shirt. 

'We all talked to Robben and told him that he didn’t want to give away the No 10 and No 7 [Ribery's No],' Rummenigge explained in Coutinho's unveiling. 'But we wanted to give the shirt to Coutinho and Robben accepted that.

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