By Emma Sanders
Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino have been selected as part of Brazil’s squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
The Liverpool duo have both been in fine form this season and their efforts have been rewarded by yet another international call-up.
Brazil face Argentina and Peru in their next two clashes on November 10th and November 16th and will be hoping to extend their one point lead at the top of the South American qualifying group.
The Olympic champions have won six and lost just one of their opening ten qualifying matches, while Argentina and Peru have both only won four and two respectively.
Liverpool’s attacking stars have been in fine form this season, scoring six goals between them in the league in just eight fixtures.
Both of the Reds’ play-makers were included in the Brazilian squad that faced Bolivia and Venezuela during the international break in October.
During Brazil’s 5-0 victory against Bolivia, both Coutinho and Firmino were on the score-sheet but Firmino did not feature in the 2-0 win five days later.
Coutinho’s inclusion in the Brazilian starting XI was at the expense of Chelsea star, Willian but Tite claimed the Liverpool forward deserved his place.
It comes as good news for the club that their Brazilian forwards have been selected once again and it is an indication of the progress Jurgen Klopp has made since joining Liverpool in October 2015.
In other Liverpool news, Joe Gomez has spoken out about the career-threatening injury he picked up at the Merseyside club.