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Coutinho thanks Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers for his faith

Liverpool FC

Liverpool starlet Philippe Coutinho has thanked boss Brendan Rodgers for putting his faith in the youngster after his £8.m move from Inter.

The Brazilian had struggled to impress in Italy after a spell with Espanyol in La Liga but Liverpool swooped to snap up the youngster based on his potential.

Coutinho admits that there were great expectations of him at previous clubs but dismissed the notion that it was the reason behind his struggles.

"When I first arrived they had great expectations, but I think this is normal in football nowadays and it is even good for the player, so that he can feel confident. He feels that people have put confidence in his work.

"Unfortunately it didn't work there, but today I am very happy here. I hope I can give my best for Liverpool and be happy."

Though by his own admission his time at Inter did not go as he would have hoped, Coutinho has thanked Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers for his faith in him.

"When I found out about Liverpool's interest I was very happy as it is very good to know that people are watching and appreciate your work," he stated. "I am grateful for that.

"As soon as I arrived here, not just the manager but everybody at the club has been very nice and it's helped to relax me.

"It is a great club and like a big family - that is very important for a young player that has just arrived. It leaves me at ease to do the thing I love most, which is to play football."

Source: Liverpool FC


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