Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho: Brendan Rodgers has helped me improve

The Brazil international has stated that the current Reds boss is the man to lead the club forward.

Following a late capitulation in their ambitions of winning silverware and finishing in the top four, Liverpool have been left in limbo.

Due to the disappointing nature of the Merseyside club’s culmination to the 2014-15 campaign, Brendan Rodgers has been feeling a bit of pressure from the English media.

Despite the disappointing nature to the season’s end for the Anfield side, one key first-team star has given his backing to the former Swansea City chief.

Philippe Coutinho has stated that he is in-debt to the Northern Irishman for his assistance in developing him as a player and also gave his backing to Rodgers as the right man to take the historic club back to the glory days.

“I have always believed in and trusted in this manager and that remains the case,” Coutinho told The Liverpool Echo.

“I know how hard he works to lead Liverpool Football Club. I see what he does inside the club. He’s an excellent coach.

“I am very grateful to him. I wasn’t playing much at my previous club but Brendan brought me here and gave me the chance to show what I can do.

“He has helped me improve as a player and I’ve learned a lot from working with him.

“I am sure he’s the right person to carry us forward. I’ll be very happy to continue playing for Brendan and I want us to win trophies together from next season onwards. I’m sure next season will be better.”

Rodgers stated yesterday in his press conference that he has the backing of the Liverpool board, but a section of the Anfield faithful have become unconvinced that he is the man to take the club to the next level.

The Reds will need to have a successful transfer market campaign ahead of next season if they are to break up the established order at the top of the Premier League table.

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