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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: Coutinho is the brain of our team

Coutinho has been a revelation at Anfield
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has praised young Philippe Coutinho and lauded him as ‘the brain’ of the Reds team.

The Premier League outfit lost 1-0 to Italian giants Roma last night in a pre-season friendly match at Fenway Park, Boston.

Despite suffering defeat, Rodgers praised the performance of his young Brazilian playmaker after the match.

Rodgers told the official club website:"Coutinho is the brain in our team, the continuity player.

"He might not score many goals, but he's a wonderful reference for the team. He is the one that gets the team ticking, gets the movement in front of the ball.

“He goes and gets on the ball. He's a fantastic talent for such a young player and he's still gaining his fitness.”

The Liverpool manager went on to praise the 22-year-old’s tactical intelligence and his robustness for someone so small.

"He makes the crowd get off their seat,” Rodgers enthused.

“For someone so small, he's very tough and robust. He's a wonderful technician that has a great idea, tactically, of the game."


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