Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho: I always keep pushing myself
Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho underlines desire to improve
Philippe Coutinho says he is always pushing himself to be a better player.
The Liverpool midfielder has sparkled for the Merseyside outfit in recent weeks since the appointment of former Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp.
I will always keep learning and pushing myself. I always want to be better
Coutinho scored Liverpool’s second goal in a 4-1 victory over Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening, whilst he also teed up Roberto Firmino.
And the Brazil international, who moved to Anfield from Serie A outfit Inter Milan in 2013, explained his insatiable desire to improve ahead of Thursday’s Europa League clash against Bordeaux.
“I feel that I’ve grown a lot as a player [over the last year]. I’ve spent time working on the areas I knew I needed to improve, like scoring more, and I still have to push myself but I’ve come a long way,” Coutinho told Goal.com.
“I had some difficulties in Italy when I was younger; only a few chances to play, injuries, not feeling my best, worrying about my family, but everything has fallen into place. I’m happy now and settled.
“I’m playing all the time, I’m learning and becoming stronger so this is all good for me.
“Every game day is special for me. The hours seem to go so slow, when I want it to come faster. I can’t wait for kick-off, because I love playing. I still feel all these emotions before a match.
“I will always keep learning and pushing myself. I always want to be better.”
The club’s player of the year has scored four goals in his last five Premier League games for Liverpool.
The South American has netted five times and made three assists in 12 top-flight outings this term.
The Reds are six points behind fourth-placed Arsenal ahead of the visit of Swansea City in the Premier League next Sunday afternoon.