Coutinho, in fairness, has been superb this season.
When he re-entered the starting XI following a summer of transfer rumours and a rather suspicious back injury, many Reds questioned whether his heart would be in it.
But he’s undeniably silenced any doubters.
He has four goals in six starts and has registered three assists to boot.
Last night, our Brazilian put Maribor to the sword. He scored one, made two others and was a constant thorn in the Slovenian’s side.
If anything, he’s playing at a higher level now than he was in 2016/17.
“The team were very focused right from the first minute,” Coutinho told UEFA.com, cited by the official website.
“It’s been a while since we picked up a good win. We’ve been creating scoring chances without managing to turn them into goals. But in the game things went right for us and we did a good job.
“We need to keep working hard and training hard in order to keep this going. We have another game against them at home, a difficult game, where we hope to play another good match.”
We’ve a match with Spurs at Wembley at the weekend, before a week’s break and the visit of Huddersfield to Anfield. Two wins here and another against Maribor afterwards and our season will be well and truly back on track.
Although a draw versus Maurcio Pochettino’s excellent Tottenham wouldn’t be a calamity.