£60m-rated player should stay: Three things we learned from Liverpool draw v Bournemouth
COMMENT by Amir Mir
Football Insider analyses the three talking points after Liverpool draw 2-2 with Bournemouth at Anfield on Wednesday night.
Coutinho back to his best
Since Philippe Coutinho returned from injury in January, it is fair to say the 24-year-old has been nowhere near his best. However, the 3-1 win against Merseyside rivals Everton at the weekend seems to have brought the best out of the playmaker. Coutinho produced a magnificent during that match and continued that run as he was the best player on the park against Coutinho. Quick feet, running/gliding past defenders and scoring goals, fans will be pleased Coutinho is now showing the form he produced at the start of the season.
Players need to deal with pressure
During this campaign, Liverpool have had brilliant results against the top teams, but struggled against the so-called lesser sides. At the start of the game against Bournemouth, the home team seemed very nervous and on edge. From the goalkeeper to Gerorginio Wijnaldum, who was at fault for the first goal. Wijnaldum’s horrific back pass led to Benik Afobe opening the scoring, but the Liverpool players need to understand and deal with the big pressures they are playing under. If they cannot get that out of their system then they will continue to struggle.
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Coutinho must stay in the summer
Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore recently stated that he would sell Coutinho for £60million, but Liverpool must do everything in their power to keep the player. He does need to show more consistency throughout the season, but he is still young and will only get better. Jurgen Klopp will have ambitions of winning the Premier League title and if he wants to do that then he needs match-winners like Coutinho in his team.
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