‘We need to bounce back’ insists Coutinho
Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho has insisted that his side must bounce back from some woeful recent form against Chelsea on Tuesday night. The Reds have only won 1 of their 8 matches in January and they were dumped out of the FA Cup by Championship Wolves on Saturday.
Liverpool have lost their last three home games to Swansea, Southampton and Wolves and Coutinho has struggled for form since returning from an ankle injury earlier this month. But the Brazilian still believes that the work of Jurgen Klopp will see them through.
“It was hugely disappointing. We have to lift ourselves for Chelsea, that is very important. We have all left the dressing room feeling so disappointed because we lost again. It was very hard. We have another opportunity straight away to bounce back, and it is a good opportunity, a big game against Chelsea.
"We have a few days to prepare everything and to go again - and that is what we must do now." Coutinho signed a new 5 year contract this week and he again outlined his commitment and his faith in the club.
“I signed a new contract and there was a message," said Coutinho. "I am happy to sign, and I would like to say it is not about one week, no matter how bad that is, it is about the future with this squad. The club is very ambitious, the players and the manager are all focused.
“Everyone believes in that, and everyone wants to bounce back at this moment. It has been a bad week, but we are looking beyond that. Of course we believe we can win titles under this manager - we are confident that will happen.
"Like I said before, I have signed because the manager is a winner, and everyone believes in him. I believe in what he does, and everyone inside the dressing room believes he will take this team to titles - that is why I signed a new contract, and that is what we want to do."