Brendan Rodgers hails Coutinho's FA Cup strikePhilippe Coutinho
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has hailed Philippe Coutinho after his FA Cup goal took the team to Wembley.
Coutinho's strike in the 1-0 win against Blackburn now means Liverpool will play Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi final.
"He had a lot of work to do," Rodgers told Liverpoolfc.com after the final whistle at Ewood Park. It seemed that he had a lot of space but to create the space it needed a wonderfully clever piece of play. His combination play in tight areas is top-class. It was a lovely touch by Jordan (Henderson) to play him into the space."
Coutinho has been a constant saviour to Liverpool in their FA Cup run and previously struck the winner against Bolton Wanderers in the fourth round.
Next up for Liverpool is Newcastle on Wednesday.