Jurgen Klopp: Who deserves credit at Liverpool FC for Philippe Coutinho’s brilliant free-kick

The Liverpool FC manager opens up about Philippe Coutinho's free-kick in Saturday's 5-1 win at Brighton

Liverpool FC star Philippe Coutinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jurgen Klopp praised Liverpool FC’s team of analysts for their role in Philippe Coutinho’s brilliant free-kick in Saturday’s 5-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion.

The Reds made the trip to Brighton in search of a fifth win in six Premier League games to keep their top-four challenge on course following a mixed September and October.

Liverpool FC opened the scoring in the first half when makeshift Emre Can powered a header past the Brighton goalkeeper from a corner.

Roberto Firmino doubled the home side’s lead when he completed a superb counter-attacking move before the ex-Hoffenheim forward dispatched a powerful finish to make it 3-0 at the start of the second half.

Brighton forward Glenn Murray reduced the deficit from the penalty spot after Liverpool FC captain Jordan Henderson was adjudged to have pushed Republic of Ireland international Shane Duffy.

However, Coutinho restored their three-goal cushion with a clever free-kick placed under the Brighton wall and Mat Ryan with five minutes remaining.

The Liverpool FC number 10 was widely praised for a moment of genius but Klopp singled out the role of his team of analysts.

“I love goals like the free-kick but both goals are smart,” Klopp told his post-match media conference.

“The free-kick was credit to the analysts, you see something like this in the video meeting and then use it or don’t use it but you need to have the technique to do it.

“We don’t have a proper wall in training, they have wheels, they cannot jump!”

Coutinho scored his second goal and Liverpool FC’s fifth of the Premier League clash in a 5-1 win at Brighton.

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