Philippe Coutinho tells LFC media how he can deal with the more difficult times in football

In an interview with the Liverpool FC magazine, he explained how his mindset can at least help him through a difficult run.

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho has been speaking about how he can deal with the bad situations that you can sometimes go through in football.

In an interview with the Liverpool FC magazine, also shown on their website, Coutinho explains that sticking together during bad spells can help sides become stronger.

The Brazilian said: "I'm a positive person so that helps. Sometimes in football you are trying your best but it doesn't happen the way you want it to.

"To get through any bad spell in life or football you have to stick together and work hard. That is how you get to a better moment, so that's how I approach it.

"I always approach games in a positive way because I believe it's important if you want to be successful."

Coutinho seems to be one of the more positive players at the club in more ways than one. Everyone has seen his attitude on the field with the ball at his feet as he is one of the more threatening players going forward for the Reds, but it seems as though his mentality is to always look for the positives as well.

His comments may resonate with the kind of season Liverpool have had so far. Though they had a poor start to the season which has resulted in the side currently sitting in eighth place in the Premier League, and dropping down to the Europa League after missing out on the knockout stages of the Champions League, their season is far from over. 

They have managed to arrest their decline in the league and are now five points off the Champions League places, have a league cup semi-final against Chelsea to look forward to, and made it through to the fourth round of the FA Cup. 

As Brendan Rodgers has tinkered with the system, Coutinho has been a central part of the Liverpool side that has enjoyed something of a renaissance. They will sense another opportunity this weekend to close to the gap on the sides above them this weekend when they travel to Villa Park to take on an Aston Villa side who have struggled to find the net to so far this season - having scored just the 11 goals in the league.

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