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Philippe Coutinho

22-Year-Old Midfielder     Liverpool  Premier


Birthdate:  June 12, 1992    Birthplace:  Rio de Janeiro    Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  5' 8"    Weight:  150 lbs    

September 13, 2014    Philippe Coutinho News

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Coutinho played all 90 minutes and fired one shot on goal in Liverpool's 0-1 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Coutinho's place in the starting XI was restored due to injuries to Daniel Sturridge (hamstring) and Joe Allen (knee) and Raheem Sterling getting rest after the international break. However, Coutinho's role remains unclear, with Lazar Markovic looking impressive and Adam Lallana back fit. Fantasy owners will want to keep an eye on Liverpool's Tuesday Champions League match to see how the Brazilian midfielder is deployed.

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Philippe Coutinho: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

September 1, 2014

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Coutinho didn't see any minutes Sunday in Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Tottenham.

Coutinho's spot in the starting XI was given to new signing Mario Balotelli and manager Brendan Rodgers elected to use Emre Can and Lazar Markovic as substitutes in the second half. The game was already 3-0 at that point so it's possible Rodgers just wanted to get his new boys time on the pitch, but the fact that Coutinho was skipped over for Joe Allen and Mario Balotelli could mean the little Brazilian's fantasy upside may be limited.

August 25, 2014

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Coutinho wasn't able to influence Liverpool's 1-3 loss to Manchester City much, and was replaced in the 60th minute by new signing Lazar Markovic.

Coutinho only managed one shot in the loss, and despite his recent performances in preseason will need to prove to manager Brendan Rodgers that he is Liverpool's best option in the number 10 role.

August 19, 2014

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Coutinho has been recalled to the Brazilian national team for upcoming friendlies against Columbia and Ecuador, according to Sky Sports.

Coutinho getting the backing of his home country Brazil shows just how much the 22-year-old midfielder has impressed recently. It remains to be seen if he'll make the starting XI for these friendlies, but inclusion in the squad alone, should aid in the continual growth of Coutinho's game.

August 17, 2014

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Coutinho didn't manage to get involved much in Liverpool's 2-1 victory over Southampton on Sunday.

Coutinho only saw 58 touches on the ball Sunday, before he was subbed off for striker Rickie Lambert. The little Brazilian has impressed during preseason but didn't even manage a single shot against the Saints. Despite this performance, Coutinho should still be viewed as a solid fantasy midfield option going forward.

August 10, 2014

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Coutinho was the man of the match Sunday in Liverpool's final preseason tune up against German side Borussia Dortmund, scoring one goal and one assist.

Coutinho was pulling all the strings in the 4-0 victory over Dortmund, playing a central role behind Daniel Sturridge. The entire Reds' attack looked full of confidence and ready to pick up where they left off last season. Heading into gameweek 1 Coutinho looks like an excellent midfield option with a good matchup against depleted Southampton at Anfield.

August 4, 2014

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Coutinho is close to signing a long-term deal to stay at Liverpool, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Coutinho was up-and-down last season, which was thrown off a bit by an early shoulder injury. The young Brazilian has shown flashes of greatness since his move from Inter Milan in January 2013, but has yet to deliver on a consistent basis. Upon the news of a long-term deal, it's clear that Coutinho is a part of manager Brendan Rodgers' plan, which is good news for fantasy owners with the Liverpool midfield more crowded than ever.

April 21, 2014

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Coutinho recorded an assist in Liverpool's 3-2 victory over Norwich on Sunday.

Coutinho continues his rediscovered form, with two goals and three assists in his last six matches.