Adam Lallana jokes nobody but Coutinho will be taking freekicks now

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho scores their first goal with a free kick

The Liverpool midfielder hit a stunning equaliser against Arsenal on Sunday.

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho scores their first goal with a free kickLiverpool's Philippe Coutinho scores their first goal with a free kick

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has joked to the club’s official website that nobody will get a look in at freekicks after Philippe Coutinho’s strike at the weekend.

The Reds started their Premier League campaign in scintillating fashion on Sunday as they beat Arsenal 4-3 at the Emirates.

Things did not start off well for the game, with a Theo Walcott strike having handed Arsenal a 1-0 lead in the first half.

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring their first goalLiverpool's Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring their first goal

Coutinho stepped up with a piece of magic before the break though, curling in a superb free kick past Petr Cech to level the scores.

His goal proved the catalyst for an 18 minute spell of dominance in the second half and Lallana has joked nobody else will get a look in at freekicks as a result, although they are happy to let the Brazilian have them regardless. 

“There’s just no chance anyone is getting anywhere near a free-kick,” he told the club’s official website.

“But we all want him to have them because he can produce that, and I think that’s the best I’ve ever seen him score. The ‘keeper had no chance.”

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring their first goal with teammatesLiverpool's Philippe Coutinho celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates

It will now be interesting to see if Coutinho can build on this impressive performance and star consistently for Liverpool this season.

There is no denying his quality when he is in top form and he is arguably one of the most improved under Jurgen Klopp so far.

However, consistency has often been a problem and they will be hoping this is the season he finally puts that to bed as they eye a top four place or better.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates their fourth goal scored by Sadio ManeLiverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates their fourth goal scored by Sadio Mane

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