Coutinho made his return to the starting XI today against Burnley – and at times – looked like he’d never been away.
The Brazilian was playing in a deeper, creative role – from which he saw plenty of the ball.
His close-control was sublime and he picked out a number of nice passes, as well as playing sharp one-twos with the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino.
However, at times it looked like Coutinho was trying too hard, consistently blasting shots from range – none of which threatened.
He was subbed after 78 minutes, looking like he may have picked up an injury…
A 6/10, for us.
Joy😁 seeing Coutinho on the ball
— D E C O (@KabirKirby) September 16, 2017
coutinho is so much better when his 1st thought isnt to let the ting fly
— future trunks (@mandizzleb) September 16, 2017
Coutinho must’ve forgotten that this is a team sport
— š (@shvgknight) September 16, 2017
Coutinho, Firmino, Salah, Sturridge = 🔥
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) September 16, 2017
Coutinho has spent the game trying to say sorry by attempting to impersonate Roy of the Rovers
— Pete Meechan (@petemeechan) September 16, 2017
Coutinho so good
— 🅜🅞 🅢🅐🅛🅐🅗 (@SalahmDunk) September 16, 2017
The skill on Coutinho
— Sep20Something🎂 (@VicClassified) September 16, 2017
Good to see Coutinho’s game hasn’t been affected by the transfer saga. pic.twitter.com/87fN8YpXst
— Martin Clement (@Mush_27) September 16, 2017
Coutinho being Coutinho 😂😂😭😂
— 🤷🏽♂️ (@Sunkanmi_K) September 16, 2017
Coutinho letting balls fly to barcelona
— shaiful hizqyl (@hizqyl) September 16, 2017
#Coutinho with another drop goal attempt
— LFCZA 🇿🇦 (@LFCZA) September 16, 2017
— Kan Grewal (@kangrewal) September 16, 2017