Only Manchester City’s David Silva has completed more accurate throughballs than the Brazilian playmaker in the last two seasons.
Philippe Coutinho will be one of the success stories of Liverpool’s season in 2014-15, as the Brazilian playmaker has starred despite his side looking likely to miss out on Champions League qualification.
The former Inter Milan playmaker was the Reds’ redeemer again last night in a slender victory over Blackburn in the FA Cup, which keeps the Anfield outfit’s dreams of silverware this term alive.
Although the Brazil international has started to contribute important goals for Brendan Rodgers’ men, his ability to bring others into the game remains his key strength.
Philippe Coutinho: Only David Silva (30) has played more accurate through balls in the PL in the last 2 seasons than @Phil_Coutinho (25)— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) April 9, 2015
Crucially, the statistic above shows Coutinho’s pivotal role in the Reds’ attack, with the South American possessing a unique skillset in the club’s squad.
Only Spanish maestro David Silva has completed more accurate throughballs in the Premier League over the last two campaigns, showing that Coutinho is one of the best in his position in English football.
The fact that the Liverpool man has outdone star playmakers such as Mesut Ozil, Christian Eriksen, Juan Mata and Eden Hazard in this department shows his ability.
With Liverpool set to rebuild this summer and look to put forward a top four challenge in 2015-16, keeping Coutinho fit and firing will be key to the Reds returning to English football’s elite.