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Coutinho is an amazing player –Leiva

Posted: Apr 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva believes team-mate Philippe Coutinho is only scratching the surface of his potential, despite a string of excellent performances this season.

Coutinho fired Liverpool into the FA Cup semi-finals with a brilliant strike in the 70th minute of its 1-0 win over Blackburn at Ewood Park on Wednesday.

That goal came on the back of Coutinho’s brilliant last-minute winner in a fourth-round replay at Bolton and underlines his growing influence on Brendan Rodgers’ side.

The 22-year-old has arguably been Liverpool’s best player this season having not only grown in stature as a playmaker but also adding goals to his armoury.

“I have known him for a very long time and I know what he’s capable of doing,” Lucas said.

“He’s becoming an even bigger player for the club and he’s got a long way to go in terms of age and experience, but he’s already right there with the top players.”