14 March, 2013 - 08:27

Liverpool Gerrard delighted with Coutinho’s impact

Liverpool Gerrard delighted with Coutinho’s impact

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard revealed he is happy with the recent performances of new signing Philippe Coutinho.

The 20-year-old midfielder can be considered a an excellent addition to Liverpool squad, as he has settled quickly to a pacey Premier League style of football since joining the Reds from Inter for £8.5 million in January.

Although Coutinho is yet to play full 90 minutes for Liverpool, he has already netted a goal and set up another two in 202 minutes spent on the pitch. Gerrard said he is impressed with the impact made by Coutinho. “He’s got moments of magical brilliance. I think you’ll see the best of him next season when he gets a full pre-season under his belt and gets used to the speed of the game. What he has shown for 55 or 60 minutes is that he’s a top player and he belongs in a Liverpool shirt. If we can get that for 90 minutes from him next season then he’s going to be a great asset for us.”

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Author: Basil Naumov

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