There is no player in the country, and very few that we’ve seen, who can wrap their instep around the football and curl it into the top corner from range quite like Coutinho.
It’s a skill he’s perfected, in fact – as proven by his belter verses Hull City on Saturday.
The Brazilian picked up the ball from the left, had a look up, and picked out the top corner – as he’s done eight times since the beginning of 2015…
This is more than any other player in the country, according to a tweet from Star Sports Football.
— Star Sports Football (@StarFootball) September 25, 2016
This term, two of Coutinho’s three goals have been from range, including his opening day free-kick against Arsenal and Saturday’s beauty.
The no.10 now has to make sure he finishes his easier chances with more regularity. Against Hull, he missed a sitter in the first-half before his stunner made up for it. We want Coutinho to easily reach double figures this term, and some, meaning he’ll need to keep up the good work outside the area and hone his inside the box finishing.