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Reasons why Liverpool signed Philippe Coutinho

January 30, 2013

Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho is the second signing for LFC in the January tranfser window after they acquired the services of Daniel Sturridge in the first week of January transfers from Chelsea. The small sized Brazilian Coutinho brought from Inter Milan has never been able to do justice to his talent in the Serie A, but there is no doubt about the potential of the player. So, what made Liverpool under Brendan Rodgers sign the player? There are a number of positive reasons what may have prompted them to sign the tricky Brazilian. He has all the attributes to flourish in the Premier League.

Young and Promising

The Fenway Sports group has always stressed the need for getting in quality players at an early age and Brendan Rodgers has hit the bull’s eye with Coutinho’s signature. He is young and has been touted as one of the talented players from Brazil. Catching the player young would also mean that the player has plenty of years ahead of him and the best is yet to come. So Liverpool would want to benefit when the player is at its best in Liverpool colours in future years.

Flexibility as a player

Philippe Coutinho can be best used as an attacking midfielder or a second striker. It all depends on what the situation demands and especially what Brendan Rodgers wants him to do in the park. He can be a tremendous addition in Liverpool’s squad for he can play a number of attacking positions. As a midfielder, he can come up with those threading final passes to the striker and set up goals and as a second striker he can himself score goals when a chance comes up to him. He is a very good finisher as well.

Good at set pieces

He impressed all and sundry in Inter Milan with his first goal, where he scored beautifully with a curling free kick. He has been one of the best free kick takers in Inter Milan, which Liverpool would like him to replicate in Liverpol colours as well. Liverpool does not have any free kick specialist, so Luis Suarez has taken the responsibility so far. But he would well be happy to hand over this role to Coutinho, whose free kick more often or not finds the back of the net. So, with Coutinho’s arrival one may say that we have two players to take those set pieces- Suarez and Coutinho.

His trickery

Philippe Coutinho has an amazing balance over the ball as well as his body due to his low centre of gravity. He is an amazing dribbler of the ball and has quick feet to amaze defenders in the English Premier League. He can be deadly in those counter attacks and one on one positions, where he can showcase his skills to positive effect.

Financial benefits

The player has been brought in for a reasonable cost around GBP 8.5 million. At an age where even mediocre players are costing a bombshell, it has to be stated that the player has been brought cheap in today’s standards. This is one trait of Brendan Rodgers, which would please their owner, John Henry. So, if the player excels under Liverpool and catches the radar of other teams then there are chances that Liverpool can sell him with a big profit margin in future years, if the need arise. But selling the player would be Liverpool’s last priority.

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