By Emma Sanders
Liverpool fans applauded Philippe Coutinho’s incredible performance against Crystal Palace and hit back at rival supporters who claimed their stars were better.
The Little Magician has netted four goals and notched up as many assists for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season and has been in fantastic form.
Following his performance against Crystal Palace during Liverpool’s thrilling 4-2 victory, fans claimed he was better than Mesut Ozil, Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet.
Coutinho, alongside teammates Sadio Mane, Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino, have torn Premier League teams apart this season.
The Brazilian’s quick footwork, clever passes and intricate ball control makes him stand out from the crowd and Liverpool fans think he’s the best number 10 in the league.
The 24-year-old, who has been voted the club’s Player of the Season for the last two successive seasons, joined the Reds in January 2013.
He cost just £8.5million from Inter Milan and has since gone on to make 156 appearances, scoring 33 goals in all competitions.
His partnership with teammate and fellow Brazilian international Firmino has become a formidable force for the Merseysiders.
Liverpool currently sit in third position in the Premier League, level on points with Arsenal and Manchester City at the top of the table and only separated by goal difference.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
Coutinho is 100% better than Ozil now. There's nothing Ozil can do on a football pitch that surpasses Coutinho, in any aspect of the game.
— Steelo (@Coutskill) October 29, 2016
Imagine putting Payet in the same category as Coutinho/KDB/Ozil. Man was selling shrimp when those 3 were already playing at the top level.
— Mad ting (@MajesticIwobi) October 30, 2016
If Pogba is worth £89m then Liverpool will have to demand £100m+ for Coutinho when Barca and Real come calling.
— The LFC Community (@LFCCommunity) October 29, 2016
Coutinho is so much better than Pogba
— white male MK (@Jewneeb) October 29, 2016
@jaredsg_ The fact you think Payet is close to Coutinho is hilarious. Easy being good for a small team when you get loads of space.
— James (@Save_Us_Kloppo) October 30, 2016
It pisses me off that the "Payet/Özil > Coutinho" debate even exists.
Coutinho is worlds apart from them.
— The Anfield Truth (@TheAnfieldTruth) October 29, 2016
If Pogba is worth £89 million, then Coutinho is worth about £200 million. Simple as that.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) October 29, 2016
The darkest corners of hell are reserved for anyone who says Payet and Özil are better than Coutinho
— Doubter to Believer (@AllwynLFC) October 29, 2016
Surely there is no longer a debate who is better between Coutinho and Ozil? Even Arsenal fans now must say Coutinho is better
— John O Sullivan (@Corballyred) October 30, 2016
In other Liverpool news, the players reacted on social media following their 4-2 victory against Crystal Palace.