Philippe Coutinho impresses for Liverpool in victory over Newcastle

The Brazilian has been a key player for them this season, and continued his fine form in Monday's win.

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After recent defeats to Arsenal and Manchester United, Liverpool’s win over Newcastle was vital to keeping their Champions League hopes alive.

The 2-0 victory saw them move within touching distance of fourth placed Manchester City, who will now be nervously looking over their shoulder after a poor run of form.

One player who was key in the win was Philippe Coutinho, who has arguably stepped up this season to prove his worth to Brendan Rodgers’ side. We took a look at his stats from the game to see just how good a game he enjoyed.

The Brazilian is well known for his passing ability, and the Newcastle game was no different as he played an impressive 64 passes throughout the game, with 52 being accurate, a success rate of 81%.

He also enjoyed 86 touches, with just one of them being unsuccessful, once again demonstrating his immense talent when on the ball.

That is further backed up by his dribbling rate in the game, with Coutinho having eight total contests, seven of which he won - a very impressive success rate of 87%.

So then, yet another impressive performance for Philippe Coutinho who has had a more than impressive season for Liverpool and is now easily one of their key players.

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