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Liverpool Legend Reveres ‘Absolute Jewel’ Coutinho

Former Liverpool midfielder Craig Johnston has heaped praise upon The Reds’ number 10 Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian has caught the eye with his performances for the Merseyside club since joining from Inter Milan in January 2013.

Johnston, who also went on to design adidas’ first ‘Predator’ boot, was full of praise for Coutinho, telling Liverpool.com, “Philippe Coutinho is an absolute jewel in the crown.

"Not only does he have the clever bits, the genius, but he has the running mentality - he keeps running and keeps running.

"He's the best of both worlds. This boy is so nice off the field as well, I met him in America when Brazil were playing.

"He's just perfection, there's nothing wrong with any of his make-up. He's as good as it gets in a football package [because of] his mentality as well."

Johnston was impressed with the team’s progression as they qualified for the Champions League, “I thought it was a really good season for us," he added.

"[More] goals than last year, fewer goals conceded, more games won, fewer games lost, more points than the season before.

"Jürgen Klopp took a couple of seasons at Dortmund, they finished fifth and sixth, and then they obviously won the league a couple of times after that."


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