Coutinho speaks out .

Philippe Coutinho reveals Liverpool must press together

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Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has revealed that the most important thing for the Reds under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp is to press together. 

Speaking to the club's official site, the Brazil midfielder has insisted that his new boss asks the players on Merseyside to play with 'as much freedom as possible'.  

Coutinho stated: “He asks for us to play with as much freedom as possible when we have the ball, but when we lose it we are asked to recover it as quickly as possible.


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“We press very high with the intention of trying to make the other team lose the ball close to their goal. If we do it right, and win the ball back in these areas, it gives us a better chance to score.

“The most important thing is that it is imperative for the team to press together. This is what we have been trying to do and this is how we are developing as a team.”

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Despite suffering a surprise defeat at the hands of Crystal Palace in their last outing, Liverpool have made a solid start to life under the new regime.

Liverpool v Crystal Palace - Premier League

The club's 3-1 victory against Premier League champions Chelsea has been the club's standout performance under the revered coach, but the German manager has only just begun in his pursuit of success on Merseyside. 

Coutinho class 

Liverpool fans will certainly be hoping to see Coutinho come to prominence under Klopp. The technically gifted midfielder has the skill and class to become a leading player for the club, but he must now produce the goods on a consistent basis. 

Liverpool v Aston Villa - Premier League

Aside from his magnificent display in west London, it's been a slightly frustrating campaign for Coutinho. Four goals and two assists from 11 Premier League games for the dynamic ace doesn't make bad reading, but he certainly has more to give.

Coutinho has the credentials to become the club's talisman, so he shouldn't rest on his laurels over the coming weeks. With a huge clash against Manchester City on the horizon after the international break, the Kop will be hoping to see their special star deliver in yet another big game.

Liverpool fans: do you expect Klopp to get the best out of Coutinho? Have your say below!  

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