Philippe Coutinho, the 20-year-old attacking midfielder at Liverpool, is certainly a man to watch.

With bucket-loads of potential and talent, he has already played for European giants Inter Milan and now finds himself playing for Liverpool.

He has impressed greatly at Anfield and looks like he will emulate the likes of Netherlands playmaker Wesley Sneijder, who is a former team-mate of Coutinho and currently plays at Galatasaray.

His speed, agility, technical ability and vision were all showcased during his time at Inter - and he is now hoping to do it on a more consistent basis with Liverpool.

It all started at the youth academy of Vasco da Gama. He was spotted early on as a brilliant talent and Inter swooped in with a €4m bid. A season later he joined the ranks of the Italian giants after a superb season with the Vasco da Gama first team. 

After struggling to make the breakthrough at Inter, he was sent out on loan and, boy, did that decision help him. He enjoyed an impressive spell at Espanyol, where he really sparkled. Inter kept him for some time, but decided to let him go in January.

He has been in good form this season and there is no doubt that he can do better. His vision, passing ability and his eye for goal will take him far. 

There is only room for improvement and, in a few years, he will become one of the best.

 

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