Photo: The Coutinho image that will make every Liverpool fan smile

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The Liverpool star produced his trademark celebration as Brazil beat Mexico.

Last season - undoubtedly - was one to forget for Liverpool supporters.

The Anfield faithful was treated to a series of forgettable performances that ultimately turned into a forgettable campaign on Merseyside.

For context, Liverpool still finished sixth. It was no relegation disaster - but simply a season nowhere near good enough for a club of the Reds' size, stature and history. Or for a club that had spent so much on players.

One positive, however, was Philippe Coutinho, something most Liverpool fans will happily agree on.

And it was Coutinho who would have made both Brazil and Kop supporters smile once again last night, as Dunga's side beat Mexico 2-0, with the young midfielder scoring.

Indeed, the 22-year-old opened the scoring with a sublime strike and produced his trademark celebration - one Liverpool fans have seen on plenty of occasions.

Coutinho is so supremely talented, of course, that the most frustrating aspect of his game is his consistency. Were the Reds playmaker at his best most weeks, he would easily be matching the Premier League's best for goals, assists and more.

Maybe next season Coutinho will finally start to deliver every single week and build on the potential he's shown since day one at Anfield. But, even with his off days, he was Liverpool's best player last season. And he may well become Brazil's.

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