Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho looks ahead to Brazil's Copa America campaign

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One of Liverpool's most talented players is looking forward to international matters over the next few weeks.

Liverpool play-maker Philippe Coutinho has been speaking to the club’s official magazine about his participation in this summer’s Copa America.

The 22-year-old will be part of the Brazilian side that looks to triumph in Chile, with the competition kicking off next week and running until July 4.

If Brazil go all the way, which is a strong possibility, Coutinho will have to wait a while before he can put his feet up after a busy domestic campaign with the Reds. But that will not bother him as he pursues international success.

“It is a great opportunity for me and I am very happy to be called up for the Copa,” the Liverpool star said.

“Like every child, I dreamt of being selected for the national team and I hope that I will be able to make a contribution to the team’s success in the tournament.”

Coutinho played an impressive 52 times for Liverpool this season, scoring eight goals and providing six assists.

His form in the second half of the campaign in particular suggested he is really coming into his own at Anfield and the next season should see him excel for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

With over 100 appearances for Liverpool now under his belt he will know he needs to perform consistently in a bid to help his side back into the top four and challenging for silverware once again.

But before that, the not so small matter of Brazil’s Copa America campaign looms large on the horizon.

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