Philippe Coutinho believes teammate Daniel Sturridge is good enough to play for the Brazil national team.
“Daniel is similar to a Brazilian player in his style because he’s quick with the ball,” said Coutinho.
“He helps us combine and that’s the good thing about him.
“He’s great to play with. Daniel is a fantastic player, so, yes, he has the qualities to be a Brazilian player.”
Sturridge has had a fantastic start to the season with four goals in three games, netting the solitary goal in both of Liverpool's wins against Stoke City and Aston Villa.
It takes the Brazilian's tally to 15 goals in 19 appearances for the club, since his £12million move from Chelsea in January.
Coutinho has also said that Sturridge and Luis Suarez have the ability to form the best strike partnership in the Premier League.
He said: “Of course they are the best front two, they are two excellent football players. Hopefully they will help us a lot.”
Suarez is currently serving a 10-match ban for biting Chelsea's Brainslav Ivanovic, and is expected to play again in the league next month.
Coutinho joined Liverpool from Inter Milan in a £8.5million move this January, and has quickly turned himself into a valuable player for the club. The 21-year-old player realises that a good performance on Sunday will help to cement his place further in the side.
“I’m well aware of the fact the fixture Liverpool versus Manchester United creates legends,” added Coutinho.
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