- Coutinho started with the armband for the first time in his Liverpool career
- Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Simon Mignolet all on the bench
- But Jurgen Klopp made the decision based solely on who was the longest serving player
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Jurgen Klopp downplayed the significance of Coutinho as captain last night, claiming his decision was based on which starting player had been at the club the longest!
To find out, he had to use a Google search, which indicated the Brazilian’s arrival in 2013 meant he was the longest serving…
The manager claimed as much while discussing our no.10’s majestic performance against Spartak Moscow, in which he scored a hat-trick in a 7-0 demolition.
Many fans thought the decision was to help convince Coutinho to stay on Merseyside, with Barcelona still eyeing up our talisman – but this wasn’t the case. If you listen to the boss’s thoughts on Coutinho’s future, it sadly doesn’t look too positive, either.
Jurgen Klopp used Google to select his @LFC captain tonight 👍
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) December 6, 2017