Philippe Coutinho is a brilliant player when on song, we all know this. Just how good can he be? Well, Lucio thinks he has the potential to become the best footballer on the planet. The Brazilian said his compatriot, by and large one of Liverpool’s most important players, should remain at Anfield where he can continue to grow, suggesting that a move to Barcelona might not be a good idea. Coutinho certainly has things to improve on before he’s at world-class level. Elsewhere, Jurgen Klopp has insisted the Europa League will be taken seriously in the New Year because of the standard of teams left in the competition. The likes of Manchester United, Spurs, Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, Valencia and Marseille are all in the knockout stages, as well, of course, as Liverpool.