With the Young Player of the Year shortlist unveiled today, there are a number of names who can count themselves unlucky not to be on it.
If the season began in January, you can bet Liverpool's transfer window signing Coutinho would feature, for he has been an excellent addition to the Premier League since arriving, arguably their most creative player.
The Brazilian has been speaking in Italy about his choice to leave Inter, and he is adamant he made the correct decision.
He said: "Even as a little 'time I thought of leaving Inter, because there I had a few opportunities. And every player needs to play.
"I was sorry not to have given better at Inter, but the proposal of Liverpool was great and it came at the right time. I'm convinced that I have made the right choice.
"I immediately integrated well with my new teammates. Playing with the likes of Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard is something special: they are two idols, is very good for morale.
"Knowing that they count on you and you believe it is important is something that helped me a lot.
"I had played more central, but am definitely better in the role in which I am employed now, as a winger."
He went onto say his ambition extends beyond Liverpool, keen to get back into the Brazilian national team, but for now is just content to be playing again.
He has certainly helped Brendan Rodgers answer critics, who have derided some of his summer signings in Borini and Assaidi, and even Allen, and gives Liverpool plenty of hope for the new season.
In showing that he is happier than ever at the club and has settled quickly, it must give Liverpool fans every confidence he can be a major player for them next season.
Even despite joining late, was Coutinho unlucky not to be nominated for the Young Player of the Year award? What do you make of his comments?
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