Liverpool’s South American wizard explains why he loves the fans so much…
Philippe Coutinho has been Liverpool’s stand-out player so far this season, winning multiple ‘player of the month’ awards and inspiring the Reds recent unbeaten run of 13 Premier League games, which came to an end on Sunday.
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The Brazilian has scored five goals in 38 appearances so far this term, including wonderful goals against Southampton and Manchester City – the latter of which proved decisive in our win over the defending champions.
His form has earned him a recall to the Brazilian national team, and a special place in the hearts of the Anfield faithful, who have rewarded him with his own banner – situated in the Kop.
Speaking to our official website, he said: “I felt really honoured. I remember we went to the field for our warm-up and the banner was there – it gave me goose bumps. I got really excited and found it really cool.
“It’s very good to receive this warmth from the fans. It makes you want to improve even more, to repay this kind of thing on the field.”
Coutinho is closing on 100 career games for the Reds. The 22-year-old has been continually impressive since joining us from Inter Milan in January 2013, and now has his sights set on further success.
He’s certainly likely to play a big role in any success we might enjoy this season, as we attempt to close the now five point gap on Manchester United in fourth place, and aim to go out on a high by lifting the FA Cup.