Philippe Coutinho has been voted Liverpool’s Player of the Month for March after another series of dazzling and match-winning displays for the Reds.
As Liverpool’s official website confirms, the Brazilian playmaker beat fellow nominees Adam Lallana, Emre Can and Roberto Firmino to the monthly prize.
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March was arguably the best of Lallana’s Anfield career as he continues to make forward strides under Jurgen Klopp, but Coutinho is a very deserving winner.
The 23-year-old scored two goals in four appearances, including a magnificent solo effort in our Europa League last-16 aggregate victory over Manchester United.
Coutinho has also started this month with a bang, combining beautifully with Daniel Sturridge for the opening goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.
He now has three goals in his last three games and a career-best 10 for the season, and Coutinho has attributed his scoring form to his new position off the left.
He told Liverpool’s official website: “I am happy, as I always say when I receive this award. It is very rewarding for me and it gives me confidence to continue to work hard and achieve positive things.
“I know that in the position I play I have to create chances, score and that is something I have to improve, I try to improve. I know I have to improve it. It is something I search for. I hope I am getting better at it and that I am helping my teammates.
“Perhaps in that position [on the left], when I suddenly cut inside space opens up giving me the opportunity to try to score. I think the team has been playing well and that, of course, helps everybody. I hope I continue getting better, I am trying to learn from the coach and my teammates so I can play better and help them.”
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