Liverpool play-maker Philippe Coutinho has been named in the PFA’s Team of the Year.
The 22-year-old Brazilian has already made 47 appearances for the Reds this season, scoring seven goals and providing five assists to date, and while his figures are unlikely to generate too many headlines, the manner of many of his goals have got people’s attention.
Coutinho has got into the habit of netting outstanding long-range strikes and he is beginning to blossom into the player many at Liverpool feel has the potential to become.
Still, his inclusion came as a surprise to many considering the omission of the likes of Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas, Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla and Manchester City’s David Silva.
Shortly after the news was announced we took to Twitter to see what fans thought of Coutinho’s inclusion, both supporters of Liverpool and those of other sides, and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Coutinho doesn't really deserve PFA nomination in my opinion.— Liam (@lfcbraderz) April 26, 2015
Everyone's kicking off at Coutinho been in PFA team.Won about 5 games on his own 4 us this season and I guess his fellow pro's are clueless— Mord (@mord_dennis) April 26, 2015
@Davecfc_1905 I know, Coutinho doesn't deserve to be in there. Fabregas probably isn't there because he's had an average second half— Jonny (@jonnymurphy23) April 26, 2015
Stop crying over Coutinho being in TOTY, clearly deserves it. Stats aren't everything— Bennnnn (@benphillipsss) April 26, 2015
Someone explain Coutinho getting into team of the year pls— Normal Al Yankovic (@peymansalehi) April 26, 2015
I love #Coutinho as a player, but he doesn't justify a place in the PL team of the year by a long way, he would get in a team from Jan - Apr— AndyWoodspurs (@AndyWood1985) April 26, 2015
Cazorla had been infinitely better than Coutinho this season. There's a reason we're finishing 2nd and them 5th...— thearsenalguy (@thewoolwich11) April 26, 2015
I love coutinho and all but how can he be there when there are players like cesc, cazorla and silva....— mmmm benteke (@LeonardoBareli) April 26, 2015
If coutinho is in team of year so should Cazorla— Arsenal news (@Arsenal0819) April 26, 2015
Coutinho over Fabregas is more shocking than the outcome of the German federal election in March 1933.— - (@_EH10_) April 26, 2015