Rodgers: Coutinho needs to perform in the biggest games
Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Philippe Coutinho needs to add the ability to perform in the biggest games in order to become a great player at Liverpool.
Coutinho has made a huge impact at Liverpool but there is still a question mark over his ability to perform in the big games, but Rodgers is confident the Brazilian can add that to his game.
"He was still gaining his fitness and those were high-tempo games," the manager explained to the Guardian. "But I have no doubts about him on the big stage.
"I've seen him play in Champions League games for Inter, he can play in the big games, he has the temperament and quality. He might not have been at his best in those games last season but he has contributed."
Liverpool are reportedly still in the market for a left winger after a deal for Anzhi Makhachkala's Willian collapsed earlier this week.
Rodgers is adamant that they need a first-team addition so Coutinho can play inside as a No.10 this season.