The Daily Mail has Liverpool fans looking up wide eyed here in the Football Transfer Tavern after claiming that one of their star players has been tipped to become as good as Luis Suarez.
According to Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, Philippe Coutinho will be as good as the now departed Uruguayan forward and will have no problems handling the pressure thrown at him from both the media and the fans.
Rodgers noted: “Luis Suarez grew and grew in this team and I can see Coutinho falling in the same way, although he might not be as prolific.”
As one of our punters notes over a beer and burger over the bar, Coutinho might be the golden boy on Merseyside at the minute but with his new and improved deal, there will be huge expectations to prove himself consistently across the course of a whole season.
Some of our more cynical punters claim that Barcelona will probably come sniffing the the Reds’ man of the moment come the summer, just like they did with Suarez last time round!
Liverpool fans. How happy are you that Coutinho has penned fresh terms at Anfield? Are you confident he can help fire you to a top four finish this term? Let us know your thoughts below.
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