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Philippe Coutinho deserves a World Cup call-up

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Liverpool are marching towards their first title in 24 years as the season is coming to it's end. After a triumph against Manchester City, fans are delighted with the team and with the approach of Brendan Rodgers.

It seemed like The Reds will have supremacy for the full 90 minutes, but it only lasted in the first half. Raheem Sterling needed only six minutes since the first whistle to score one for the home side. Martin Skrtel made it two after Steven Gerrard's perfect corner. 

Manuel Pellegrini made a few changes at the beginning of the second half and City had returned with a quick-fire double, one by David Silva and one by an unfortunate own goal of Glen Johnson.

In the 78th minute, Philippe Coutinho took one of his many chances and put the ball behind Joe Hart's back. Fans at Anfield joyously celebrated, remaining at first place. The title is closer than ever.

Luiz Felipe Scolari has to look back on the Brazilian's recent showings in the red jersey. The holder of the no.10 shirt scored five goals and made six assists in 29 Premier League matches. Being only 21 years of age, he already successfully featured in clashes versus clubs like City, Tottenham and Arsenal.

He appeared in only one match for Selecao until now. It was in a friendly against Iran in October 2010 under former manager Mano Menezes. The playmaker came into the current club back in 2013, replacing Stewart Downing who made a switch to West Ham.  

Although he's one of the best players in Liverpool, he'll have to do more work for the World Cup spot, as there is plenty of midfielders fighting for it. Ronaldinho, Lucas Leiva, Ganso, Bernard and Oscar are just some of them.

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