Liverpool legend: Philippe Coutinho is back to his best
Jim Beglin singles out Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho for special praise
Jim Beglin has declared that Philippe Coutinho is back to his best in a Liverpool shirt.
The Reds midfielder played a key role in Liverpool’s 3-1 win against Everton in the Merseyside derby at Saturday afternoon.
Coutinho restored Liverpool’s 2-1 lead after Sadio Mane’s eighth-minute opener was cancelled out at Anfield.
The Brazilian was taken off in the second half following Divock Origi’s third goal for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Liverpool made a difficult start to 2017 but have improved in recent weeks, with Coutinho starting to find his best form since suffering an ankle injury back in November.
Former Reds defender Beglin made the claim that Coutinho is now back to his most-dangerous form after the Brazilian’s performance in the derby.
“He is back to his best,” Beglin told NBC Sport.
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Coutinho has scored seven goals and has made six assists in 23 appearances in the Premier League this term.
The Brazil midfielder moved to Liverpool from Serie A side Inter Milan back in January 2013.
Liverpool were 3-1 winners against Everton in the Merseyside derby.