Coutinho ‘Improving Every Season’ says ex Reds Defender Fabio Aurelio
Ex-Liverpool left-back Fabio Aurelio has heaped praise upon his compatriot Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian enjoyed another very productive season for the Merseyside club. 7
Aurelio, who played for Liverpool from 2006 – 2012, told the Liverpool website, “Coutinho was already doing brilliant things but this season he has just confirmed his quality. Difficult things look very simple for him.
“After watching him last season, it’s difficult to see what else he can improve on – he scored goals from free-kicks, he scored goals from close to the goal, from outside the box.
“We see him improving every season. I’m keen to see what else he’s capable of doing. Obviously you cannot predict what he’s going to do, he surprises you every time. It’s amazing to watch him play.
“I thought he would do very well in Liverpool but I didn’t expect it to be so quick and so easy to adapt to the English league, which is very physical. The confidence he has gained in the past few years is helping him a lot and he is improving.
“We missed Coutinho a lot when he wasn’t there, or when some of the key players were not playing the team would feel it a lot,” he said of last term. That is the kind of thing they can improve next season, and keep the important players. Coutinho and Firmino were very important last season.”