Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho reveals why he is thankful to Brendan Rodgers

The Brazilian has become a hit at Anfield ever since his move from Inter Milan.

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho has said he is thankful to manager Brendan Rodgers for the chances he has given him at Anfield.

Coutinho signed for the Reds for £8.5 million at the start of 2013 from Inter Milan, per the Independent, with the Brazilian struggling for consistent game time in Italy before making a switch to Merseyside.

During his time at Liverpool his skills, close control and tricks have made him an exciting player to watch and a vital part of the Reds' side.

The 22-year-old is quoted in both the LFC magazine and club's website as saying: "People have to remember that when I came here, I was taken out of an Inter Milan team where I wasn't really playing.

"I thank Brendan for that. Liverpool have provided me with a platform to play regularly in one of the best leagues in the world."

He has suggested he is still trying to work on one particular area of his game, even after he featured in the PFA Premier League team of the year.

Coutinho said: “You always strive for consistency. The game here in England is more intense both with the ball and without the ball.

"I have been trying to adapt so that I can play that kind of game and have a greater intensity about my work.

"[Goalscoring] is something I am working on in every training session. That element of my game has improved but my objective is to try to increase those numbers again and I will be aiming to next season."

His goalscoring tally isn't what he would like it to be, if anything the Brazilian needs to be striving for double figures for the season going forward, but this time around he has shown he can score both spectacularly and at important times. Liverpool fans want him to do it more often, as well as showing he can unlock defences with flamboyance and ease.

Going forward, he looks like the man the side will be built around.

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