The new tactic suits the Brazilian playmaker perfectly…
In this video, you’ll see Coutinho’s performance against Arsenal on Sunday, and the positions in which he picked up the ball.
In the 3-4-3, Coutinho has a genuine wide-man (in this instance, Lazar Markovic) overlapping him, meaning he can find pockets in the centre, from which he can dribble, play one-twos, or deliver more telling, intricate passes.
The Brazilian has struggled on the left at times this term, but the 3-4-3 enables him the central, freer role in which he has the ability to create at will.
Just how good can the 22-year-old be if he’s afforded proper creative licence, and should he be one of the first names on the team-sheet…?