Liverpool legend waxes lyrical about Coutinho

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Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool shoots during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at Liberty Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales.
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Luis Garcia has come out and expressed his opinion about Philippe Coutinho and the former Liverpool number 10 is very impressed with the current occupant of the kit number.

Philippe Coutinho was named as Standard Chartered Player of the Month yesterday for his superb performances throughout the month of October. The Brazilian scored a goal and assisted a further two in four Premier League games and Luis Garcia is highly impressed with Coutinho and his influence on the current Liverpool side.

When Garcia was a Liverpool player, he was a huge favourite with the fans and so he knows exactly what gets supporters excited. Coutinho’s scintillating attacking form has got the Anfield faithful on their feet almost perpetually in the last four weeks and Garcia feels he is one of the most enjoyable players to watch in England.

“He is one of the most exciting players to watch – he can make something from nothing and that’s something that you don’t see very often in the Premier League,” Garcia told Liverpoolfc.com at the LFC World event in Singapore.

“To have these kinds of players in England is very important for the league, it’s one of the best leagues in the world and it will continue to be with this type of player.”

It hasn’t just been Coutinho, however, and with Firmino and Mane up top, Liverpool have one of the most deadly attacking triumvirates in the league and the trio has shown this by scoring 12 goals in 10 league games this season.

“They are doing an amazing job,” Garcia commented.

“It’s weird not to see them score two or three goals every game. I think also for the supporters it’s important to see a team that goes forward, is attacking and plays attractive football.

“The most important thing is the goals that the team are scoring; it was a lack of goals in the last few years that the team needed to improve on.

“Hopefully they can continue and we can see more of this football.”

Liverpool are third in the league and what a lot of people are questioning is whether or not the Reds have the sustainability to remain at the summit of the Premier League for the whole season and Garcia echoed this sentiment with a modicum more optimism.

“I think we are not surprised because we were expecting something very good but maybe not as good as the team is looking right now,” he added.

“I think the manager has done an unbelievable job since the very beginning, the players have fitted very well together, and the new players are doing fantastic work.

“The results are arriving and so the important thing now is to continue in the same way and [show] the consistency that is needed to win the Premier League.

“To be at the top during the whole season is what’s most important now and the team is looking good.”

Liverpool will have another chance to show their title credentials this weekend with a win over Watford when the Hornets travel to Anfield. The game will be a good watch as both sides are in good form and will be looking for the win so it will be relatively open. A good start to the game and an early goal would set Jurgen Klopp’s men on the way to extending their unbeaten run to 12 games in all competitions.

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Michael Mongie
Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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