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Name Philippe Coutinho
Gender Male
Ethnic Brazilian
Job Brazilian Footballer
Desc Perhaps the best example of a player helping Liverpool move from the start-of-decade misery to the joy we see now, Coutinho played 152 league games for the club after joining from Inter in January 2013. The tally sees him comfortably edge out current Reds Adam Lallana and Georginio Wijnaldum for the final midfield spot, with both of them down on 120. Coutinho managed to contribute 41 league goals in that time, including a career-high 13 in the 2016-17 campaign as Liverpool finished fourth

Affiliation

Org Brazil National Team
Club as Player Barcelona FC
  Liverpool FC

Relationship

Agent Kia Joorabchain

2016 12 03 Retrieve

[Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho believes The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016 final three should comprise of Lionel Messi, Neymar or Luis Suarez] My top three players in the world are the MSN trio. Obviously there are others, at Real Madrid too, like Cristiano Ronaldo. But those three complete each other. One is fast, the other is skilful and then there is the top scorer. So they really complete each other

2017 02 04 Retrieve

[Philippe Coutinho speaks on signing a new contract at Anfield] I have signed because the mana

2018 01 13 Retrieve

[Philippe Coutinho writes a farewell message to Liverpool supporters after completing his transfer to Barcelona] I leave Liverpool because Barcelona is a dream for me. Liverpool was a dream that I was fortunate enough to realise and I have given five years of my life to it. A career on the pitch only lasts for so long and to play for Barcelona as well as Liverpool is something I want to experience and enjoy while I am blessed enough to be able to do so. I hope the supporters understand that choosing to experience something new is not about diminishing their importance to me or the club’s importance. Nothing will ever diminish that in my heartger is a winner and everyone believes in him. I believe in what he does, and everyone inside the dressing room believes he will take this team to titles – that is why I signed a new contract and that is what we want to do

2018 02 10 Retrieve

[Philippe Coutinho on playing for Barcelona] It’s an incredible feeling when you look across the dressing room and see Andres, Leo, Luis and Sergio Busquets, and everyone else. They are players I used to watch on TV or play with on PlayStation and now I am sharing the same dressing room, it’s incredible for me

2019 08 25 Retrieve

[Bayern stars already missing departed Renato Sanches] He’s a great guy and a great player. I trained with him for three days. We will certainly miss him, but I wish him good luck and only the best

2019 11 26 Retrieve

[Coutinho happy to play with Muller as Brazilian seeks to replay Bayern’s faith] I’ve always said I can play with Thomas. He’s a great player and someone who’s very important for Bayern. He’s got everything, talent and experience, which makes him an essential part of the team. I’ve got my strengths and he’s got his – the only thing that matters is combining them together for Bayern

I tried to repay his faith in me. At the moment the team is doing really well at implementing what the coach wants. Pressing without the ball is very important to him. We close the opposition down early and in a structured way, which causes them a lot of problems. We didn’t expect it to be so successful so quickly.

The changes Flick has made are mainly tactical. He places a lot of emphasis on compact, coordinated and, at times, high pressing so that the opposition can’t get into their game at all. Obviously it’s up to us players to execute that on the pitch, but from the very start, we understood what he wants from us and how he ticks, both on the pitch and in the changing room. That’s why things are going well and we’re all happy

[Coutinho has also paid homage to prolific Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski, with the Pole having taken his goal tally for 2019-20 to 23] The form he is in right now is incredible. At some point, a game had to come along in which he didn’t score - but reducing his performance to goals wouldn’t do him justice. I’m of the opinion that Lewy was incredibly important for our victory in Dusseldorf. He locks down the opposing lines of defence, runs as the first player back on defence and penetrates deep, which in possession immediately creates space for others

2019 12 14 Retrieve

[Coutinho offered a modest reflection on his hat-trick, with the Brazilian claiming that he was fortunate to see fortune favour him on the day] I always try to do my best. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. It was important to take the points to advance today. That’s what we want

2019 12 20 Retrieve

[Magician Coutinho passing Bayern Munich audition to show Barcelona what they’re missing] It’s planned that I stay a year here. I’m focusing on that time. I feel good here. If everything goes well, I really would like to stay

2020 02 11 Retrieve

[Coutinho insists he has no regrets over Anfield departure] Liverpool is flying, and it doesn’t surprise me. We’ve seen it already last year when they won the Champions League, but I’m also not surprised because of their fantastic squad and manager. I am so happy for them, because I have so many friends there, former team-mates, so I’m just so happy for them, but that’s all. I don’t look back. I took another path, and now I am on another journey, much like everyone else. I’m focused entirely – just like them – on reaching my dreams. I’m happy with what I did in the past, and now I can only look forward

[Bayern are now top of the Bundesliga. Coutinho is confident they can win the treble this season] Of course, we believe we can win it all. We work so hard for it. Just like you work for success at what you do, we equally work so hard. These are the best teams in the world after all, and the Champions League is very hard, but if you work hard, then anything can happen

2020 04 10 Retrieve

[Coutinho’s Arsenal-supporting agent Joorabchian won’t push Barcelona star towards Gunners] The truth I’m an Arsenal supporter isn’t a secret. I haven’t got any choice the place the gamers go. I do not attempt to push somebody to 1 membership or one other. Everything is a chance. The question is what are going to be the financial conditions of all the clubs, including Barcelona and all the Premier League clubs at the end of this pandemic

2020 05 24 Retrieve

[Coutinho is presently on the sidelines with an ankle injury, with his expected return slated for the beginning of June] I do not like to say, of course, that there is a lot of speculation. I’m concentrating on this season and will see what happens afterwards. I am very grateful to Leverkusen and I don’t want to mess it up in any way.

We’re happy about the win. We put it on ourselves to win here and we did that. We had to really give everything today and I think we deserved to win in the end