February 05, 2015 1 min read
Who is this masked hero that saved Liverpool's bacon against Bolton with 91st minute curler?
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An £8.5m signing from Inter in the January transfer window of 2013 looks to be an absolute bargain with the prices we see for young talents with "potential". Brendan Rodger's Liverpool side are faced with the tough task of replacing Luis Suarez after the summer transfer window, and the impending departure of long serving captain Steven Gerrard. Young Philippe Coutinho has provided some relief in the Red's attacking force. While he is not quite the finished product, he is capable of bossing a game from his attacking midfield roll. As an Arsenal supporter, he was phenomenal in the 2 - 2 draw in late December. The midfield of then out of form Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Flamini were unable to keep the Brazilian from cutting the defense apart. Had there been some end product to the game, it would've been a different result.
The young Brazilian recently penned a new deal to keep him at Anfield until 2020. Coutinho's new deal will be great for the Premier League as he looks to embed his place in Liverpool's storied history books.
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