Liverpool duo Coutinho and Firmino in perfect sync during international break
By Emma Sanders
Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho have been in perfect harmony during the international break after carrying on for their country where they left off for their club.
Since Jurgen Klopp took over at Liverpool in October 2015, the Brazilian duo have lit up the Premier League with some scintillating performances.
Coutinho, or the ‘little magician,’ as he’s known, has been voted the club’s player of the season for the last two years but Firmino is now giving Coutinho a run for his money in the hearts and minds of the fans.
There’s no rivalry between the two though and it seemed their relationship off the pitch and their work together on international duty has brought the best out of each other.
Liverpool fans were waiting with anticipation for the duo to bond a partnership and after waiting some time, were rewarded for their patience in November 2015.
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Firmino and Coutinho tore Manchester City apart as the Reds ran out as impressive 4-1 winners at the Etihad last season.
Both Brazilians scored and assists each other in the thrilling encounter and have since gone on to produce some brilliant displays for Liverpool.
The stars were both on the score-sheet during Brazil’s five-goal routing against Bolivia this weekend too and it seems the two can’t get enough of each other as they sit next to each other on the plane to Venezuela.
A popular twitter account supporting the national team tweeted a picture of the pair on the plane on Monday morning as they prepare for their next clash with Brazil.
FIRMINO AND COUTINHO:
Operation clinching 3 points in Venezuela.
Bom dia! pic.twitter.com/HgDB07FlAy
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStats2) October 10, 2016
They return to Liverpool on the weekend to face Manchester United on Monday evening but it’s unclear whether Klopp will give them both a rest.
In other Liverpool news, three senior Reds’ stars perform well in behind-closed-doors friendly as they claim 5-0 victory.