Philippe Coutinho’s recent displays for Liverpool have quickly dispelled any notion that the mercurial Brazilian would struggle for form after a turbulent summer of transfer speculation.
In the Anfield side’s last two Premier League outings the talented playmaker has found the back of the net with two world-class strikes; a beautifully flighted free-kick against Leicester and a wonderful 25-yard-strike against Newcastle.
His general play has also been impressive with his outstanding crossed assist for Mo Salah’s goal at the King Power a real moment of magic, that few players in Liverpool’s current squad are capable of.
Despite the disappointment of his failed move to Barcelona, Coutinho has started this campaign in much the same vain as he began the last, in top form.
The Brazil international was superb early last season aswell and had it not been for ankle ligament damage suffered against Sunderland in November he would easily have been a contender for Player Of The Year.
Quite simply, in terms of skill, vision and technique Coutinho has few equals in the Premier League. In full flow Liverpool’s number 10 is a joy to watch and if the Merseyside club are to have a positive season this year he will surely be central to any success.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has come in for a lot of criticism this season, so Coutinho’s attitude and application will surely be a welcome boost for the German coach.
The ex-Borussia Dortmund coach can now expend all his energy on fixing the defensive weaknesses in this Liverpool side, as he need not worry about creativity from midfield with the diminutive Brazilian around.
Red’s fans that feared Coutinho would struggle to replicate his form of previous campaigns after being denied his dream move to La Liga can rest assured that their star player will continue to give his all for the remainder of his time at Anfield, and that can only bode well for the season ahead.
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