Liverpool's Stewart Downing impressed by team-mate Philippe Coutinho
Liverpool winger Stewart Downing says he is impressed with fellow midfielder Philippe Coutinho's impact since his move from Serie A giants Inter.
The Brazilian has scored a goal already and added two assists in Liverpool's 4-0 win against Wigan Athletic at the weekend.
Downing took the time to praise his team-mate and says that if the youngster can keep his form up, Liverpool could be in for a strong finish to the season.
"He's had two good games," added Downing. "But he will find it hard physically because this is different from the two leagues he's played in.
"I think he's settled in well and he's had two really good performances. If he can keep playing like that - and with Luis banging in the goals - then we've got a really good chance."
Coutinho signed for the Reds from Inter in January for a fee of £8.5m, joining fellow newboy Daniel Sturridge in the first team squad.