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Liverpool legend hails Coutinho signing

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Legendary Liverpool striker John Aldridge has hailed the signing of Brazil starlet Philippe Coutinho but warns fans not to expect too much too soon.

Aldridge, who scored 50 goals over two years in a red shirt in the 1980s, wrote in his column in the Liverpool Echo after Coutinho impressed in Liverpool's 5-0 win over Swansea City.

"Getting a goal on his full debut for Liverpool FC will give Philippe Coutinho a huge boost but we can’t expect too much too soon from the Brazilian.

"It will take time for him to get used to the pace and physical nature of the Premier League. It can be hard to settle in England but the signs against Swansea on Sunday were promising.

"Coutinho clearly has great control and technique. And once he gets past a defender they aren’t going to catch him. That blistering pace over the first five yards was great to see.

"Pace really hurts teams and with Coutinho up there with Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suarez and Stewart Downing we’ve now got it in abundance."

Source: Liverpool Echo


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