Coutinho explains why he loves playing with Roberto Firmino

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Coutinho and Roberto Firmino have been at the centre of some of most exciting moments this season.

They combined brilliantly during the Chelsea and Manchester City wins, and now have a fit again Daniel Sturridge to join them in a potentially very exciting Liverpool attack.

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Coutinho, fit again after a hamstring injury, has waxed lyrical about our no.11 – who joined the club from Hoffenheim during the summer.

“Our understanding is improving and I am learning more and more about the way he likes to play, as well as his movement off the ball,” he told World Soccer, reported in the Echo. “Hopefully that can be beneficial to both Liverpool and Brazil.

“He’s a great player who brings a lot of quality into the squad, but it is not just about two players and a partnership.

“The whole squad is working to improve as our main objective is to win trophies as a unit.”

When healthy, Coutinho and Firmino are two of the first names on the team-sheet – and inject the team with creativity in abundance.

With Sturridge complementing them, hopefully their vision and passing ability in the final third will result directly in goals.

Coutinho’s scored 22 goals in total for Liverpool since joining in January 2013, but six of those have come since Jurgen Klopp joined a few months back. If Coutinho can improve his goal tally, Roberto Firmino can maintain his current levels and Sturridge can stay fit – we’ve a much better chance of scoring goals from now until the end of the season.

In the summer, Klopp may complement that three with exciting competition, centrally and on the flanks.

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