Liverpool assistant manager claims Coutinho impact 'is no surprise'
Liverpool assistant manager Colin Pascoe claims that the impact of Philippe Coutinho has not come as a surprise to manager Brendan Rodgers or the coaching staff.
Coutinho has scored one goal and made two assists in an impressive start to his Liverpool career and Pascoe is delighted at his impact since moving from Inter in January.
"Philippe has been brilliant," the assistant manager told Liverpoolfc.com."He is a quiet, young lad and it must be hard for him because he doesn't speak much English - and I can't help him as he doesn't speak Welsh either!
"But with Luis, Lucas, Sebastian and Fabio you have Spanish and Italian, and he can speak that.
"I'm not surprised by his impact so far as we knew how good a player he was. He's got a good eye, he's got a good awareness of where his teammates are and that's what he's picked up very quickly.
"He got two assists at Wigan. The one he crossed for Stewart Downing's goal with two wingers combining was fantastic, and his goal against Swansea was superb.
"He wants to get into the box and he wants to score goals. If the opportunity is there for a pass he will make the right decision whether to shoot or pass and that's the sign of a good player.
"He has been brilliant for us."
Source: Liverpool FC