Photo: Philippe Coutinho sends message to Liverpool team-mates

Philippe Coutinho congratulates his Liverpool team-mates on an impressive 6-1 win at Southampton

Philippe Coutinho hailed Liverpool’s amazing League Cup performance after a 6-1 win at Southampton on Wednesday night.

Daniel Sturridge scored his first goal since September as he cancelled out Sadio Mane’s opener before the injury-prone striker edged Liverpool into a 2-1 lead four minutes later.

Divock Origi added Liverpool’s third goal of the first half before the Belgium international completed his hat-trick after half-time.

Substitute Jordon Ibe netted Liverpool’s sixth to secure their place in the semi-final, with the Reds set to make the trip to Stoke City in the first leg in January.

Coutinho was left out of Klopp’s match-day squad for the trip to St Mary’s after his recent hamstring troubles, but the Brazil international kept close tabs on the Reds at Southampton.

What a game. Great perfomance 👏🏼👏🏼🔴🔴

A photo posted by Philippe Coutinho (@phil.coutinho) on

The South American playmaker is expected to make his return from a hamstring injury at Newcastle United at St James’s Park on Sunday afternoon.

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Coutinho has scored five goals and has made three assists in 12 Premier League games this term.

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