Philippe Coutinho was today selected as part of the top flight’s team of the year by the PFA, the thirteenth Liverpool player to receive such recognition in the Premier League era.
His inclusion has prompted plenty of debate on social media, with Coutinho’s qualities lost on many non-Liverpool fans who don’t watch him play week in, week out.
However, his selection was welcomed by former Brazil defender Cafu, who tweeted this message shortly after the announcement…
— Cafu. (@officialcafu) April 26, 2015
The 44-year-old, who featured 142 times for the Brazilian national team and won the World Cup twice, enjoyed a glittering club career which included spells with Roma and AC Milan.
He was quick to voice his support for his countryman, who has six caps for Brazil thus far. Coutinho has scored seven times in all competitions this season, while he’s also produced six assists, clearly impressing Cafu, who previously discussed our in-form midfielder back at the start of the season (via the Liverpool Echo).
He said at the time: “I have just see the play from @Phil_Coutinho! Big future! Will be a big season!”