Liverpool's Coutinho grabs second successive player of the month award
Philippe Coutinho has been named Liverpool's player of the month for April, retaining his title from March.
The young Brazilian has been recognised for a series of superb performances, culminating in his role in the 6-0 rout of Newcastle United.
Upon receiving the award at Melwood, he told Liverpoolfc.com: "I am very happy to receive this award, taking into account that the voting is done by the supporters and that gives me more confidence on the pitch.
"I have to thank my teammates and the supporters for their support and I hope to contribute with my performances. I have been working very hard to be able to adapt very quickly and I think everything is working out very well.
"I thank God and my teammates for making me feel so welcome and for helping me a lot on the pitch. I have to improve a lot and learn much more in our training sessions."
Coutinho has mainly been deployed in a role on the left wing by Brendan Rodgers, though his outstanding performance at Newcastle came from a central position.
He said: "I like to play football, I like to enjoy myself while playing. I play in any position - I have no preference but it all depends on the manager. My duty is to do what he asks from me.
"I am very happy to receive this award, it means a lot to me. I think we have performed well and had some good games. This award is for the whole group."
Source: Liverpool FC