Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho wants to secure Europa League football
Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho urges Brendan Rodgers's men to finish the season in style and qualify for the Europa League
Philippe Coutinho has urged Liverpool to finish the season in style and qualify for the Europa League.
The Brazil international was unable to help the Reds unlock West Ham United’s defence on Sunday, with a goalless draw leaving Brendan Rodgers’s men seven points behind fifth-placed Arsenal.
On Tuesday, Coutinho was named as the club’s player of the month after scoring once and making three assists in an encouraging March for the former Inter Milan playmaker.
And the 20-year-old wants to secure European football at Anfield for the 2013/14 campaign.
“I am really happy here playing with my idols and all my teammates have welcomed me very well,” Coutinho told Liverpool’s website.
“I hope Liverpool end the season on top for us to be able to qualify for the Europa League and have a great season next year.
“The players that play upfront have the responsibility to create the runs and score goals. I hope to improve in future and help Liverpool by scoring more goals.”
Coutinho also revealed he feels settled at Liverpool after completing a £8.5m move to Anfield from Inter Milan in the January transfer window.
“This is a family club and I’ve been given a lot of help since my arrival,” he added.
“I am very happy here in Liverpool and hope to contribute to Liverpool’s success and improve in my career.”