Philippe Coutinho is in a great run of form for Liverpool at the moment, and on Thursday night he continued that run of form into the international stage with a stunning performance vs. Argentina.
The Brazilian has previously failed to excel on the international stage, but following his good domestic form, he was rewarded with with a start for Brazil in a crucial qualifying game for the World Cup.
They faced rivals Argentina, whom are struggling in the group and Brazil made sure that continued with a ruthless performance, winning 3-0 on the night and the goals started thanks for Coutinho’s quality quality opener. His individual run was capped off with a beautiful curling effort, finding the top corner.
He has always been a player that is neat and tidy in possession, good to watch and great at beating his man, but if Coutinho was to be critcised for anything it would be his inability to consistently score and assist. This has changed this season and he’s managed 5 goals and 5 assists in the league and he’s now producing on the international stage too. There can be no arguments that if this form is to continue, Coutinho must be considered amongst the best. Here’s what the fans are saying about his performance.
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) November 11, 2016
Coutinho is currently among the best players in the world.
— ♊️ Bishop ⚓️⚓️ (@Bishop_Yayo) November 11, 2016
On current form, Coutinho is the best active Brazilian player, only behind Neymar. Very decisive for both club and country in recent matches
— Aswin (@Zizouology) November 11, 2016
Coutinho will never be as appreciated by any other fan-base, that's why he is at the right club and has to stay. Klopp will take good care.
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) November 11, 2016
Coutinho starred alongside Neymar and Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus in a quality attacking force for Brazil. They’ve had some dark days in the recent past, the humiliating home defeat to Germany always springs to mind, but in these three and many others, Brazil have some top class attacking talent capable of causing problems for any team. They look in great shape to qualify for the World Cup and should this kind of form continue, they can be considered serious contenders.