Philippe Coutinho scores from 25 yards out against Hull

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Liverpool produced another stunning performance at home to beat Mike Phelan's Hull City 5-1 on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp's men continued their impressive run with two penalties from James Milner as well as individual strikes from Adam Lallana, Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho punished the 10-man Tigers.

In almost a carbon copy of Jake Livermore's sending off last week, his teammate Ahmed Elmohamady saw red for blocking a goalbound strike on the line with his hand, just 30 minutes into the game.

However, the major highlight was, in fact, Coutinho's brilliant strike from long range in the second half.

Of course, the Brazilian is no stranger to scoring a scorcher but he added another one to his ever-increasing collection with a beauty against Hull.

As you can see from the video below, a rampant Lallana fed Coutinho the ball in a central area and he needed no invitation to advance forward and unleash a vicious shot from 25 yards.

David Marshall in the Hull goal had no chance as the ball whizzed past his outstretched hand and towards the left corner.

By that stage, the three points were already virtually secured and the ten men of Hull were clearly tiring after being dominated for such a large part of the game, nevertheless, Coutinho's crisp finish made the victory even sweeter for Klopp.

That goal was the 24-year-old's first in the Premier League since the opening day of the season and sends a stark reminder to Liverpool's rivals - in case they needed it - that Coutinho cannot be allowed time on the ball anywhere near the box.

The result has pushed the Reds into third above their Merseyside rivals Everton, who suffered a surprise defeat at Bournemouth.

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