Congratulations to Liverpool’s brilliant Brazilian Coutinho, who notched another Player of the Month award thanks to his performances in October.
The award, sponsored by Standard Chartered and announced by the official website, was given to our no.10 for his role in our victories against Crystal Palace, West Brom and Swansea – as well as our draw with Manchester United. He didn’t feature in the EFL Cup victory over Spurs.
Naturally, Coutinho was pleased his performances have again been recognised, but was keen to salute his team-mates – stating that everyone must strive to keep up the good work.
“I am happy to have won the award, but as I always say the most important thing is that the team have played well throughout this month,” our no.10 began. “We have achieved excellent wins but we must continue to work hard to continue this winning trend.
“My teammates have been very important to me winning this because football is a collective sport, so when the collective performs well that means everyone is doing an excellent job.
“It means the team is performing well with everyone’s input for the benefit of the team.”
Starting on the left but given a free role to cut in and create, Jurgen Klopp has found Phil’s best position.
This campaign in the Premier League, he’s registered four goals and four assists and made 25 chances for team-mates already – with many suggesting he’s been the Player of the Season so far.
While individual accolades are nice, it’s the team competitions Coutinho wants to win – having yet to collect silverware for us. We lost two cup finals last season and really hope this can change this time around.