Philippe Coutinho opens up about Liverpool’s ‘big objectives’ for 2016-17 season
The Liverpool midfielder discusses their big objectives under manager Jurgen Klopp
Philippe Coutinho has declared that Liverpool have some big objectives for the 2016-17 season.
The Brazil international was a second-half substitute in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon.
James Milner broke the deadlock from the penalty spot before Coutinho was introduced in an attempt to force a second goal.
However, Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic equalised with six minutes remaining to salvage a point.
Coutinho missed almost two months with a serious ankle injury after the attacking midfielder picked up the injury during the first half of their 2-0 win against Sunderland at Anfield in late November.
Speaking to Sky Sports after their 1-1 stalemate at Old Trafford, Coutinho discussed the Merseyside outfit’s prospects for the 2016-17 season.
“We have to keep working together because the season is very long. We have big objectives to realise this season,” Coutinho said.
“The confidence [of a good result] brings good feeling, tells us that we have to keep working hard. This season promises to be very important for us and Liverpool have to keep playing well.”
Liverpool are in third place in the Premier League table and seven points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
The 18-time English champions finished in eighth place in the Premier League table last term.
The Merseyside outfit signed seven players in the summer transfer window.