Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Earns Brendan Rodgers' Praise

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Earns Brendan Rodgers' Praise

Brendan Rodgers has no doubt Philippe Coutinho will continue to earn rave reviews at Liverpool and will not be daunted by any of the physical challenges.

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Earns Brendan Rodgers' Praise

The 20-year-old diminutive Brazilian has proven to be an excellent signing since arriving from Inter Milan for £8.5million in the January transfer window.

Coutinho underlined his growing reputation with a fine goal as Liverpool ended the season with a 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers and there could be more to come.

Rodgers is certain about the playmaker's ability and is confident he can even withstand any rough stuff if opponents begin to attempt alternative tactics.

"Don't worry, he can look after himself - you can see he can use his body if needs be. His body work is great, and he's worked on it," said Rodgers in the Daily Mirror.

"Of course, he has to become adapted to the physical game here because it's very physical. But you can see already he has man strength. He's 20 years of age but he's not a boy. He has genuine man strength.

"That will grow even more the longer he is in the country and gets physically that bit stronger and gets up with the tempo."

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