Former Liverpool defender showers praise on Philippe Coutinho
Posted: 12 October 2017 Time: 20:15
Former Liverpool defender Dominic Matteo believes Philippe Coutinho is a level above his club teammates and would easily fit in at FC Barcelona or Real Madrid.
Coutinho was heavily linked with a move to the Catalan giants in the last transfer window, but the Premier League outfit insisted they were not going to sell the player.
The Brazil international missed the start of the season with injury, but has scored three goals on his return to action for Jurgen Klopp's men.
“He seems to be a level ahead of even the Firminos and the Manes,” Matteo told bestsafe.
“He is one of those players that could easily go into a Barcelona or a Real Madrid as he is that clever and he has got such a good football brain, something that us ex-footballers dreamed of having, he is one step ahead.”
“In the Newcastle game, even though we didn’t win, there were flashes in that, the great goal and some of the balls he was putting through.
“He is instrumental, he is that little bit of stardust that a lot of teams don’t have, he is a top draw player and hopefully he is winning the Liverpool fans back over with his goals and his performances and we can keep hold of him as he is our best player."