Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho receives Brazilian call-up

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The attacking midfielder is in excellent form for Liverpool at the moment.

Liverpool have been in great form recently with the performances of Philippe Coutinho in particular catching the eye.

The Brazilian playmaker has been fantastic for the club in recent weeks and has scored two sensational goals recently. He smashed home wonder strikes against both Southampton and Manchester City recently.

On top of that his passing and creative guile has been, as usual, exemplary.

His form has now seen him earn a place in the Brazilian national team.

Dunga has announced his squad for upcoming games against France and Chile.

Coutinho's had an odd time with the Brazilan national team down the years. He made his debut in 20120 but then had to wait several years to play his second game.

Dunga called him up last year and he finally played his second game for Selecao in September against Colombia. He has now played four games under Dunga, helping get over the blow of missing out on the World Cup squad last summer.

The Liverpool man is not alone in receiving a call-up. Players from Chelsea and Manchester City are also present.

Here is the full Brazilian squad for the upcoming friendly double:

Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Marcelo Gröhe (Grêmio), Diego Alves (Valencia).

Defenders: David Luiz (PSG), Marquinhos (PSG), Thiago Silva (PSG), Miranda (Atlético de Madrid), Fabinho (Monaco), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Luis Filipe (Chelsea), Danilo (Porto).

Midfielders: Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Elias (Corinthians), Souza (São Paulo), Oscar (Chelsea).

Forwards: Firmino (Hoffenheim), Willian (Chelsea), Neymar (Barcelona), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Diego Tardelli (Shandong Luneng), Robinho (Santos), Douglas Costa (Shakhtar Donetstk).

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