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Philippe Coutinho leaves Ander Herrera on the floor with dazzling skill during draw

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The Premier League weekend kicked off with the two most successful clubs in English football history as Liverpool hosted Manchester United.

Jurgen Klopp's men had 62% possession and limited their arch-rivals to just one shot on target, however they had to settle for a 0-0 draw at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Given how late they returned from the recent international break, there were some doubts as to whether both Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino would start the match.

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However, both Brazilians were selected in Klopp's starting XI against Man United and were key figures alongside Mohamed Salah, especially in the second half, as Liverpool searched for a goal.

That said, there was a moment in the first half in which Coutinho's dazzling quick feet were simply too much for Ander Herrera - leaving the United midfielder on the turf in the process.

Coutinho beats Herrera with lovely trickery

In the 42nd-minute, Coutinho was a few yards outside Man Utd's penalty area when he was confronted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Herrera and Nemanja Matic.

As you can see in the videos below, some incredibly quick feet allowed the 25-year-old to get past Mkhitaryan before a stepover sat Herrera down.

Coutinho didn't just stop there, but he drove into a crowded box and produced a low cross that was blocked by Antonio Valencia and eventually ended up with the superb David de Gea.

Coutinho was replaced by Daniel Sturridge 11 minutes from time, but his displays since being unsettled this summer certainly suggest he's going to be Liverpool's main man again this season.

The 0-0 result maintains Man United's seven-point advantage over Liverpool as the two sides head into Champions League trips to Benfica and Maribor respectively.

What do YOU make of Coutinho's skill to get the better of Herrera? Leave YOUR opinion in the comments box below!

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