Coutinho skippered Brazil today, as they battered Australia 4-0 in a friendly Down Under.
Our playmaker was deployed in a central, attacking midfield role, with Chelsea’s David Luiz holding – and it suited him to a tee.
— Brasil Global Tour (@BGT_ENG) June 13, 2017
The Guardian described his performance as ‘oozing class’ and described his 71 minutes as a ‘fine shift’ against the Socceroos – who never stood a chance after conceding a goal after just 12 seconds.
Coutinho dribbled with the ball relentlessly through midfield, and on more than one occasion turned the Aussie midfielders inside out.
His position most interested us as it’s one he’ll likely take up next year, with Liverpool expected to sign a winger that will enable Coutinho to move into a no.8 position.
Check out some his best skills from the game, below:
Coutinho oozes class. ? pic.twitter.com/BpumyFZj51
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) June 13, 2017