Revealed: 46 Players this season with more goals and assists than Liverpool's Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho

Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal and Crystal Palace stars are among the 46 to better the player of the season nominee, but does it matter?

Ever since Coutinho was named on the PFA Player of the Year shortlist, social media has been littered with examples of players who have better goal and assist ratios.

Angel di Maria is one who has been more productive, yet labelled a flop due to increased expectations thanks to his £60 million price tag. Radamel Falcao, another, also has four goals and assists than the Liverpool ace.

We decided to take a look at how many Premier League players have more combined goals and assists than the Brazilian - and it turns out there are 46 in total. You can read the full list below...

  TeamGoals AssistsTotal
Sergio Agüero Man City 19 6 25
Diego Costa Chelsea 19 3 22
Harry Kane Tottenham 19 3 22
Alexis Sánchez Arsenal 14 8 22
Charlie Austin QPR 17 4 21
Eden Hazard Chelsea 12 8 20
Cesc Fàbregas Chelsea 3 16 19
Olivier Giroud Arsenal 14 3 17
Wayne Rooney Man Utd 12 5 17
Santiago Cazorla Arsenal 7 8 15
David Silva Man City 11 4 15
Jordan Henderson Liverpool 6 8 14
Gylfi Sigurdsson Swansea 5 9 14
Raheem Sterling Liverpool 7 7 14
Saido Berahino West Brom 12 1 13
Nacer Chadli Tottenham 8 5 13
Ángel Di María Man Utd 3 10 13
Stewart Downing West Ham 5 8 13
Danny Ings Burnley 9 4 13
Oscar Chelsea 6 7 13
Christian Benteke Aston Villa 10 2 12
Wilfried Bony Swansea / Man City 10 2 12
Papiss Demba Cissé Newcastle 11 1 12
Romelu Lukaku Everton 8 4 12
Juan Mata Man Utd 8 4 12
Diafra Sakho West Ham 10 2 12
Robin van Persie Man Utd 10 2 12
Christian Eriksen Tottenham 9 2 11
Graziano Pellè Southampton 9 2 11
Jason Puncheon C. Palace 4 7 11
Dusan Tadic Southampton 4 7 11
Jonathan Walters Stoke 7 4 11
Leighton Baines Everton 2 8 10
Yannick Bolasie C. Palace 4 6 10
Mame Biram Diouf Stoke 8 2 10
Aaron Ramsey Arsenal 5 5 10
Peter Crouch Stoke 7 2 9
Ander Herrera Man Utd 5 4 9
Nikica Jelavic Hull City 8 1 9
James Milner Man City 3 6 9
Glenn Murray C. Palace 6 3 9
Matthew Phillips QPR 2 7 9
Leonardo Ulloa Leicester 7 2 9
Jamie Vardy Leicester 3 6 9
Yaya Touré Man City 8 1 9
Mesut Özil Arsenal 4 5 9
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool 4 4 8
Falcao Man Utd 4 4 8

So what does it tell us?

None of this is to poke fun at Coutinho. He is the winner here. He was voted by his peers as one of the six best players in the league this season.

The fact he has achieved this without relying on sheer numbers is a compliment in itself. It shows he has made an impact, not just in front of goals, but bedazzling opponents with his performances and making himself difficult to pick up and play against.

The likes of Nacer Chadli and Stewart Downing are above him, but have been especially inconsistent and seen their form dip in 2015, while Coutinho has got better as the season has progressed. Is Coutinho the 46th best player in the league? Certainly not.

Coutinho may be an outsider for the award, but a big performance at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final this weekend can underline his importance to the Liverpool side and show everybody how deserving he is of his inclusion on the PFA shortlist.

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