Fans were treated to a Philippe Coutinho masterclass in yesterday’s 4-2 win over Crystal Palace.
The Brazilian was phenomenal, particularly in the first half, and was the best player on the pitch, without question.
He only appears to be getting better, which is why we have never been so worried about the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid swooping in and requesting his services.
Squawka statistics from Liverpool’s win at Selhurst Park recognise Coutinho’s dominance.
Coutinho V Crystal Palace: (Squawka)
83% pass accuracy
4 chances created
It was perhaps the most mature performance we have ever seen from the little magician in a Liverpool shirt.
His license to roam free and occupy different areas all over the pitch resulted in him taking responsibility and finding a way to control the game.
It was sign of him taking the reigns and inspiring his team to victory in the manner that he needs to if he is to be the world class talent that we all know he is capable of becoming.
Jurgen Klopp’s system gives Coutinho the freedom to drift into different positions and trouble the opposition with his vision and driving runs from deeper areas as well as joining in with the intricate link up play in and around the penalty area.
He is our talisman and someone who will be crucial if we are to be successful this year.