Philippe Coutinho: Liverpool are moving in the right direction under Jurgen Klopp

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Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho believes manager Jurgen Klopp is leading the club in the right direction.

The eccentric German was appointed last October following the sacking of Brendan Rodgers and since experienced mixed fortunes at the helm, yet Coutinho remains confident the Reds can achieve success under Klopp's tutelage.

The Brazilian told World Soccer magazine, as per Liverpool's official website: "He created a highly successful side at Dortmund and it is great for Liverpool to have him.


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"In training, we are working hard and enjoying his methods, which are helping to make us better players. Little by little, it is translating to matches and I think everyone has seen how effective his philosophy can be if we adapt it in the right way.

"It feels like we are moving in the right direction under him and we believe we can fight for the big prizes and enjoy some special moments with the fans."

Key to the success Klopp has experienced throughout his managerial career has been the high-pressing style of play he instills and although Liverpool have taken some time to adapt to it, Coutinho insists he enjoys the challenge and that his manager's ideas are helping to make him an even better player.

"Our team is playing a high-pressing game and I am enjoying it. With this style there is more freedom when we have the ball.

"We still have responsibilities within the team, but the manager is asking us to play our game more naturally and it is enabling us to express ourselves. Klopp has put his ideas forward and they are helping to make me an even better player."

The Brazil international has made 26 appearances for the Reds in all competitions this season, scoring six goals in the process - the latest of which an intelligent free-kick during Liverpool's FA Cup defeat to West Ham.

Nicknamed 'the Little Magician', Coutinho is widely regarded by Liverpool fans as one of the side's star players and will have his best opportunity of silverware this Sunday when he and his teammates take on Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final.

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