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24th Oct, 2016 | 6:45am

Liverpool ace named in Garth Crooks’ team of the week

By Dominic Toner

BBC pundit Garth Crooks has named Philippe Coutinho in his team of the week after Liverpool edged West Brom 2-1 on Saturday.

The Reds sealed another three points in the Premier League and are now third-placed in the table, only behind Manchester City and Arsenal on goal difference.

Two first-half goals from Sadio Mane and Coutinho gave the Merseyside club the advantage, but defender Gareth McAuley set up a nervous finish.

Coutinho, 24, scored an impressive individual goal by driving the ball low into the net, after he had manoeuvred away from two sliding defenders.

The Brazilian midfielder impressed during the 90 minutes and continued his strong start to the season.

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Pundit Crooks named three Chelsea and three Leicester player in his side as they both cruised to comprehensive victories, as cited by the BBC Sport website.

Coutinho has been a fan favourite since he arrived at Anfield in 2013 from Inter Milan.

Liverpool have been in phenomenal attacking form this season, scoring 20 goals in nine league games, and Coutinho has been an important part of their success.

The attacking midfielder has enjoyed a prolific start to the season, scoring five goals and supplying three assists in just 10 games across all competitions.

In other Liverpool news, the club’s rookie has been compared to Danny Ings after a landmark win.