Philippe Coutinho has been lighting up a game of football for longer than you might think…
He might be the inspiration behind Liverpool’s mid-season revival, but 22-year-old Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho has been impressing for over a decade, reports the Daily Mirror.
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After weeks of playing a starring role in Brendan Rodgers’ side, Coutinho scored a well-deserved third goal of the season in last night’s FA Cup replay win over Bolton Wanderers.
Rodgers said of Coutinho after the game: “He will become world class in the next couple of years. Luis Suarez was at a level then he played in this team and grew and grew with the model and went into the world-class bracket.
“I can see Coutinho (growing) in the same sort of way. He might not be as prolific as Suarez was, but he is certainly on the way to that level at Liverpool.”
Our No.10’s strike against Bolton was certainly a thing of beauty, but it wasn’t the first screamer he’s scored in his life. Check out these stunning skills from a futsal tournament way back in 2005: