‘Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho creates things from nothing like Luis Suárez’

Liverpool defender Jose Enrique says Brazilian Philippe Coutinho can manufacture chances and goals from nothing like Luis Suárez

Philippe Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho joined from Inter Milan in January Photo: Soccer.ru

Philippe Coutinho

Jose Enrique says Philippe Coutinho has the same ability to create chances and goals from nothing like Liverpool’s prolific Luis Suárez.

The 20-year-old has already scored twice for the Merseyside outfit after completing a £8.5m move to Anfield from Inter Milan in the January transfer window.

The Brazil international has also showcased his eye for creating chances for his team-mates, with two assists in five Premier League appearances.

And Enrique believes that Coutinho will prove to be a valuable commodity in Brendan Rodgers’s side moving forward next season.

“All top teams have to have a good goalkeeper, good defenders and a good midfield,” Enrique told Liverpool’s website.

“These things are important, but the players who make the difference are the ones who play up front.

“That is why they are the most sought-after in the world; the strikers, the wingers.

“Coutinho is one of these players who, from nothing, can make an assist or create a goal. He’s like Luis Suárez – from nothing, and sometimes up against two players, he can create something.

“You need these players in your team because in games when you are not playing well, they can produce something and change the game completely. Coutinho can do this.”

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