Sold by Tottenham, Sigurdsson has done more than Liverpool sensation Coutinho in less time

Philippe Coutinho v Gylfi Sigurdsson: Head to Head: Comparing Liverpool and Swansea stars: 20150312

Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson compares favourably with Liverpool playmaker Coutinho.

Philippe Coutinho v Gylfi Sigurdsson: Head to Head: Comparing Liverpool and Swansea stars: 20150312


Swansea City playmaker Gylfi Sigurdsson has a chance to outshine Coutinho when his side host Liverpool on Monday night.

Yet when you look at the course of the season, the underrated Icelandic international has matched the Brazilian with his impressive performances.

Sold by Tottenham Hotspur last summer after failing to command a regular starting place, Sigurdsson started the season by scoring a winner against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

He has made only 19 appearances this season out of a possible 28, which is three less than Coutinho, yet has accomplished as much as the highly rated Brazilian.

Both players have four goals and four assists to their name, while Sigurdsson has created 12 more goalscoring chances, and registered a higher pass completion rate.

The performances of Coutinho have been talked up recently by Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, who was quoted by ESPN stating: "It is frightening to know what he could be worth. He is a joy to work with and a joy to watch."

He is three years younger than Sigurdsson at 22, and he has the potential to go and and become a lot better than he currently is, but as much credit as he is receiving for his performances, the Swansea star deserves his dues too. He has the ideal opportunity to put his name in the spotlight at the Liberty Stadium against the side he confirmed to the Mail this week he rejected in order to join Spurs.

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