Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho explains what has changed in second half of the season

One of Liverpool's standout stars has been looking back on what has changed recently.

Liverpool’s Brazilian maestro Philippe Coutinho has been speaking to the club's website about what has changed in the second half of the season to help his side climb up the table in impressive fashion.

Liverpool struggled at times earlier in the campaign, but 2015 has seen a considerable improvement, with Brendan Rodgers’ side now pushing hard for a top-four finish that is well within their grasp.

Win against Manchester United on Sunday and Liverpool will climb above Louis van Gaal’s side into fourth position, and Coutinho has highlighted what he thinks is one of the main reasons for their improvement.

"We’ve been able to play both with and without ball possession and have managed to improve our marking and pressing the opposition,” the Liverpool star said.

“That is probably one of the main differences in the second half of the season, and one which has been handy for us to raise our game.”

Liverpool have impressed to such a degree that it would be no surprise if they ultimately finished among the other Premier League giants, and Coutinho himself has played a big part in that.

The 22-year-old has added some outstanding goals to his repertoire and his all-round play has helped his side at a vital time.

It was always going to take him and his Liverpool teammates time to get used to Rodgers’ change of style, but having done so they are reaping the rewards.

Now the focus is on Sunday and a clash that could change everything.

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