Coutinho: Liverpool ready for Premier League season
Brazilian Philippe Coutinho believes Liverpool are ready to compete in the Premier League again following a tough pre-season campaign.
The 22-year-old has been a massive hit during the various friendlies the Reds have competed in and was the star of the show during their recent pre-season game against Borussia Dortmund.
Coutinho set up the first before scoring the third in the 4-0 victory over the German outfit and he is sure Brendan Rodgers side are ready for the new campaign.
When speaking to the Liverpool Echo, the Brazilian insisted Liverpool have improved throughout the summer, he said: “All of the team have improved gradually throughout pre-season.
The first game (of pre-season) was the most difficult as we hadn’t been playing or training for six or seven weeks.
“Overall, it was a good pre-season, we worked hard and I believe we are ready to start the Premier League.”
Liverpool start their campaign against Southampton on Sunday and Coutinho will hope to inspire them to a promising start.