Finally, Garth Crooks says something that we can all appreciate, agree with and praise.
The football analyst has taken to his team of the week to show his love for one of Liverpool’s Brazilian maestros.
When describing his best eleven on BBC Sport, he said: “Philippe Coutinho is currently my favourite player in the Premier League.”
“I said at the start of the season that if anything happened to Coutinho, Liverpool could kiss goodbye to a top-four spot.”
“What we are seeing now is a vibrant Liverpool being lead by a Brazilian who they must wrap in cotton wool. Coutinho makes Adam Lallana, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum all buzz.”
Coutinho was outstanding in Saturday’s 2-1 win over West Brom, providing a touch of genius with his dummy during the build up to Sadio Mane’s opener before going on to add a goal of his own.
The way he took it upon himself to occupy different areas of the pitch meant he not only became a prominent figure on the ball but also a key player when it came to stretching West Brom’s defence.
He re-injected the spark and incisiveness that Liverpool had lacked against Manchester United and had completely dominated the game by the time he was substituted in the 88th minute.
The relationship he is striking up with the likes of Mane and Roberto Firmino is frightening for any Premier League defence to have to think about.
Garth Crooks is right. We need our little magician if we are to be serious contenders this season.