Could he pick up the actual gong…?
Philippe Coutinho looks like he could well be about to take the mantle from now departed striker, Luis Suarez, and become the second consecutive Liverpool star to win the PFA Player of the Year award, after Chelsea captain, John Terry revealed he was voting for the Brazilian maestro!
In all likelihood, Eden Hazard and Harry Kane are ahead of him in the pecking order, but the fact Chelsea’s skipper has elected our playmaker is praise indeed.
The 22-year-old has arguably been Brendan Rodgers’s best player this season. And while a couple of disappointing league results mean we look set to miss out on qualifying for next season’s Champions League, it was Coutinho’s goal that overcame Blackburn and guided the Reds to the semi-final of the FA Cup, where they will face Aston Villa at Wembley.
His exciting form – which included that stunning goal against Southampton, and the winner when Manchester City came to Anfield – has led to the former England captain, Terry nominating him as the Premier League’s best player of the season.
Coutinho is unsurprisingly also included in the 34-year-old’s team of the year, where he is joined by winger Raheem Sterling.
Here’s Terry’s voting slip in full, that he posted to his Instagram page: