Photo: Coutinho and Firmino all smiles in squad selfie ahead of Liverpool v Leicester

Liverpool youngster Joao Teixeira posts selfie with team-mates Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino

Joao Teixeira, Philippe Coutinho and their Liverpool pals are all smiles Photo: Joao Teixeira/Instagram

Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino were all smiles in Joao Teixeira’s selfie ahead of Liverpool’s game against Leicester City on Boxing Day.

The Brazilian duo were unable to inspire the Reds to victory over Watford as the Hornets were emphatic 3-0 winners against Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Liverpool host surprise Premier League leaders Leicester at Anfield as the Foxes look to secure back-to-back top-flight wins in Merseyside on Saturday.

And Liverpool youngster Teixeira snapped a photo with Coutinho, Firmino, their fellow Brazilian Lucas Leiva and injured England Under-21 defender Joe Gomez on Wednesday evening.

Teixeira wrote on his Instagram page: “Christmas vibes 🎅”

Coutinho returned to the Liverpool side after a spell on the sidelines for the clash at Watford.

The former Inter Milan midfielder has scored five goals and has made three assists in 16 Premier League appearances so far this season.

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Firmino has netted once and created two goals for team-mates since the playmaker’s £29m move to Liverpool from Hoffenheim.

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