The 24-year-old’s numbers so far in the Premier League this season are a jump on his contemporaries as the Brazilan proves to be the complete package
For all the astonishing skill Philippe Coutinho has executed on a football pitch, undoubtedly the most stupefying element of his time in England is the fact it cost Liverpool just £8.5 million to secure his spellbinding gifts.
The Brazilian, recruited from Inter Milan at the end of January 2013 in one of the shrewdest transfer deals by a Premier League club, can now match his status as a bargain with being one of the division’s blockbuster names.
Producing four goals and the same number of assists in the opening 10 matches of the season, Coutinho has provided an early indication that he plans on once again elevating his contributions this campaign.
Already emerging as the league’s standout star of 2016-17, the 24-year-old is still nowhere near his ceiling.
Erroneously considered only a player capable of decorating games, Coutinho can dictate and dominate them too.
His attacking talent is paired with tenacity as well as an overriding sense of obligation to his team-mates.