Philippe Coutinho may have only been on the pitch for 24 minutes of Liverpool's game against Queens Park Rangers, but he managed to fit more into that time than some players do in an entire season.
Reds fans were calling for the introduction of the Brazilian long before he arrived, but when he did he did not disappoint, scoring one goal and directly influencing another as Liverpool ultimately won a humdinger of a match 3-2.
Three of those goals came in injury-time, in a match that showed just why the Premier League was welcomed back with such enthusiasm following yet another international break.
The Liverpool play-maker had 81.82 per cent passing accuracy and touched the ball 21 times. He also had 100 per cent shooting accuracy and staked a huge claim to begin the Champions League match against Real Madrid next week.
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After the game, we took to Twitter to see what Liverpool fans made of Coutinho's performance and below you can read a selection of what we found:
Look much better with Allen and Coutinho on. So much quicker and more direct.— LiverpoolSpares (@Kopitetickets) October 19, 2014
Coutinho and Jose Enrique horrific there. Lovren shouldn't attack it so far out of line— Babak Golriz (@BabakGolriz) October 19, 2014
Coutinho is just too much. Have no idea why he doesn't start— Shimon Landa (@ShimonOfficial) October 19, 2014
Coutinho is magic.— Kopites Indonesia (@IDKopites) October 19, 2014
Coutinho looking good too. Him and Sterling back to their best?— Jack Sear (@JackSear) October 19, 2014
Coutinho on a one man mission to give away dangerous free kicks...— Eoin Price (@eoin_price) October 19, 2014
I just ran out of my house to celebrate coutinho's goal then walk back in and it's 2-2 already— horatio caine (@TheRealShaf23) October 19, 2014
What an end to this game, Coutinho is a genius!!— Paul Paton (@PaulPaton4) October 19, 2014
Coutinho is still a bit hot and cold for me but when he's hot he is some player, great ball for third goal, the man is excellent on the ball— Mark McGrath (@MarkMcG9) October 19, 2014