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Philippe Coutinho Correia | Midfielder | #10

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/12/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 150

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Philippe Coutinho scored a superb goal but Liverpool had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Newcastle on Saturday.
Liverpool started the match strong and found the opener through Coutinho. Allowed room to maneuver at the top of the box, the Brazilian curled a near post strike past Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot - at full extension - and into the top right corner. However, the advantage was erased seven minutes later. Former Liverpool man Jonjo Shelvey split the Reds backline to send Joselu through and draw the home side level. Liverpool looked set to regain the lead after the restart when Magpies defender Ciaran Clark botched a clearance, but Daniel Sturridge was denied by Elliot and Mohamend Salah put the rebound over. Despite Jurgen Klopp's second-half introductions of Roberto Firmino, Dominic Solanke and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the Reds were unable to produce a match-winner. The result sees Liverpool rise to seventh in the table with 12 points. Oct 1 - 2:39 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Philippe Coutinho returned to the Liverpool starting line-up for a Premier League match for the first time this season and headlined a thrilling 3-2 win over Leicester City.

Coming off a mid-week loss to the same Foxes, Liverpool were looking for their summer want-away man to rebound with a big match. The Brazilian delivered with an assist on Mohamed Salah's opener and then a beautiful free kick from distance to make it 2-0. The Reds struggled to keep the lead conceding a goal to Shinji Okazaki before Jordan Henderson netted a 3rd for Jurgen Klopp's men. It was a nervous close as Jamie Vardy replied almost immediately and then had a penalty attempt to tie the score only to see Simon Mignolet save it to preserve the win. Breathless stuff at the King Power Stadium.
Sep 23 - 2:35 PM

After an uncertain week, Jurgen Klopp said the club got what it wanted all along with Philippe Coutinho's stay.

It was a tumultuous summer transfer window for Coutinho after requesting a move to Barcelona amid rampant transfer rumors. The Catalan side saw a bid of £90 million rejected by Liverpool, who wanted upwards of £100 million. But now the Brazilian will return to Anfield after the international break, where he will have to compete with new signings Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Mohamed Salah. Said Klopp: "We still have a really good player in the squad who can play. Don’t believe everything in the press or that there are offers here and there and that the minute after the offer has been entered, it should already be over. We are not like George Orwell where everybody knows everything immediately. We have exactly the situation we wanted and no other."
Source: The Guardian
Sep 5 - 5:37 AM

Philippe Coutinho marked his return from injury by scoring in Brazil’s 2-0 win over Ecuador.

The Liverpool playmaker is yet to feature in the Premier League this season due to illness and a ‘back’ problem which he aggravated during the Audi Cup win over Bayern Munich on August 01. Just a week ago, Jurgen Klopp insisted Coutinho was still on their "injury list" but he was happy for the 25-year-old to join up with the national team to be assessed. Following those tests, Dr. Rodrigo Lasmar confirmed "Philippe is in the perfect condition to play" while a second doctor, and lifelong friend Michael Simoni suggested his "back problem" had been caused by stress amid interest from Barcelona who have submitted three separate bids for the wantaway star. But despite his lack of game time, Coutinho showed no signs of rustiness after he came off the bench to slot home Gabriel Jesus’ pass to cement La Canarinha’s place at the top of their World Cup qualification group.
Sep 1 - 6:16 AM

Wantaway Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho looks set to feature for his national team in the World Cup qualifying matches against Ecuador and Colombia.

Coutinho, who has been subject of three substantial bids from Barcelona, is yet to play this season due to an apparent back issue. Speaking ahead of the Arsenal game last weekend, Jurgen Klopp revealed the 25-year-old was still on "our injury list" although he hadn’t spoken to the Brazilian FA regarding his availability for the upcoming internationals. However, news on Monday confirmed that Coutinho is likely to be involved following tests by national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar: "From a medical point of view, Philippe is in the perfect condition to play." Further reports go on to suggest that his "back problem" had been caused by stress according to lifelong friend and doctor Michael Simoni: "He is okay now. The problem was a matter of stress, it was something emotional. The uncertainty about his future led him to feeling stressed. Everything is solved now. All he needed was someone to give him a pep talk."
Aug 28 - 4:33 PM

Barcelona refuse to give up on their pursuit of want-away Philippe Coutinho, increasing their offer to Liverpool that, with add-ons, has now reached upwards of £138m.

The Reds may being holding their stance in the press that Coutinho is not for sale, but if their aim was to force Barcelona to spend a great deal of cash, then you have to applaud the strategy. Two things are certain in the biggest saga of this summer's transfer window - Coutinho wishes to play for Barca and Barca's pockets are bottomless when it comes to looking for a superstar replacement to help offset the loss of Neymar. The current deal drawn up by the La Liga side includes a transfer fee of £101m up front with an additional £37m in potential bonuses. The Reds could potentially upgrade positions in need, particularly at the back, with that kind of cash and still have cash left to invest in an up-and-coming playmaker.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 23 - 3:56 AM

In a summer saga that has taken yet another twist, Philippe Coutinho has officially submitted a transfer request to Liverpool.

It looks like there is more than just a back problem at play here and, while one cannot speculate as to how revealing Jurgen Klopp was in his press conference when he declared Coutinho out because of the back injury, the manager was and has been rather vague about the injury ever since it cropped up. In that span of time, there seemed to be a commitment from Coutinho and the club to keep the player at Anfield but something behind the scenes clearly has changed. This is a massive blow for the hearts of Reds fans and a potential disaster for those who took a chance on Coutinho in draft leagues. Barcelona are desperate to replace Neymar and now Coutinho says he doesn't want to stay. One has to think the odds are he has kicked his last ball for Liverpool.
Source: Sky Sports
Aug 11 - 7:37 AM

Philippe Coutinho has been ruled out of contention for Liverpool's opening weekend clash with Watford as the playmaker recovers from a back issue.

According to Jurgen Klopp, Coutinho has not trained for a week so there is no chance the Brazilian will play a part in Saturday's early kickoff. The Reds then have a Champions League playoff with Hoffenheim during the coming week where they could likely be without their impact midfielder. Coutinho owners now have time to turn to a backup option this week and it makes Liverpool's midfield trio this week easier to peg, with Emre Can, Jordan Henderson and Gigi Wijnaldum occupying those roles.
Aug 11 - 7:26 AM

As much as Barcelona FC may be willing to spend and as much as Philippe Coutinho may be willing to go, it appears Liverpool have no interest in selling the Brazilian playmaker.

Barcelona, who have plenty of money to spend and a major hole to fill after the sale of Neymar to PSG, seemingly cannot take "no" for an answer from the Reds. But, as they say, "never say never", at least until the window officially closes anyway. Barca may be desperate enough to splash more cash beyond the latest proposed £109m they were willing to spend and Liverpool are blessed with enough firepower that Coutinho will have to play a deeper-lying role more often than not this season. They could make a case to sell him. But, the summer hype behind this potential move is in its dying embers, so those who took a risk in drafting Coutinho are likely to be rewarded handsomely.
Aug 9 - 6:42 AM

Liverpool manager Jurgen Kloop has shot down rumors linking star midfielder Philippe Coutinho with a summer transfer.

Reports across Europe claim Barcelona is considering a summer move for Coutinho, with Neymar lobbying the club for his Brazilian teammate. But with Liverpool on the verge of Champions League, Klopp said he can control who stays and who goes: "There are absolutely no plans [to sell]. What our owners say is there is the absolute opportunity not to sell anybody if we do not want to. That means we can bring in other players and it is a good situation. We have a stable squad with a good basis. We want to bring a few in with fresh blood, but nobody will leave us without our say so I am completely relaxed about this."
Source: Sky Sports
May 16 - 1:12 PM

The dead leg Philippe Coutinho sustained in Liverpool's Monday night win over Watford is not serious and signs are positive the Brazilian playmaker will be available for selection this Sunday when the Reds host Southampton.

It looks to be a bullet dodged for Jurgen Klopp and the club, as Coutinho returned to training as soon as Wednesday and all reports point toward the player responding well to the injury he suffered when colliding with the Hornets' Adrian Mariappa. Naturally with Sadio Mane done for the season along with Jordan Henderson as well as the unreliable health of Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool will be quite pleased that Adam Lallana made a successful return from injury on Monday and that Coutinho appears ready to jump back into action as they look to secure a Top 4 finish. If you have Coutinho in your draft league, plan to use him this weekend. Those in weekly salary leagues may want consider though that it could be a short shift for Coutinho, perhaps only an hour of pitch time.
May 5 - 5:08 AM

Liverpool squeaked past Watford to add three points to their Champions League aspirations, but star playmaker Philippe Coutinho left the match early with a dead leg.

Coutinho is one fantasy's most standout figures, regardless of format, so owners will want to breathe a sigh of relief after Jurgen Klopp would report post match that the injury to the Brazilian international is not serious. The incident occurred about 10 minutes into the contest when Coutinho collided with Watford's Adrian Mariappa and Coutinho took hard contact to his right thigh. The medical staff quickly wrapped the area up and Coutinho reported on his Instagram account that the injury is not serious. On a positive note, Adam Lallana came on to replace Coutinho, looked sharp, and finished the match no worse for the wear. The Reds are now third in the table, three points above Manchester City, four above Manchester United. However, both Manchester sides have a game in hand, so we have a real three-way battle for the final two Champions League spots. Expect Coutinho to be in contention next weekend.
Source: Daily Mail
May 2 - 3:48 AM

There's no doubt who Liverpool will rely upon to fill the void left by Saido Mane following a 2-1 win against Stoke City.

Mane, undoubtedly the star of Liverpool's season thus far, was ruled out earlier this week for the remainder of the season with knee surgery likely. But manager Juergen Klopp seemed to make matters more difficult for himself by leaving Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho out of the starting lineup for youngsters Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold. But at halftime, everything changed for the reds. On came the Brazilian attackers, who within two minutes of each other turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead. It started in the 70th minute with Coutinho, who was a doubt to play after missing training this week due to illness and then Firmino issued the game-winner in the 72nd with a half-volley for Liverpool's first road win of 2017.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 8 - 12:03 PM

Philippe Coutinho was the star player on the day, scoring a brilliant goal and providing an assist as Liverpool once again have their way with their crosstown rivals Everton in a 3-1 win.

Liverpool would go on top before the ten minute mark and not look back, with Sadio Mane opening the scoring, playing a 1-2 with Roberto Firmino before racing to the left edge of the box and then sent a low shot that tucked inside the far post. Everton would level the match just before the half hour mark but Coutinho put the Reds ahead to stay for good just three minutes later, taking a pass from Lucas near the center circle, then dribbling into the left side of the area, switched the ball to his right foot and sent a classic curler past a helpless Joel Robles. Mane had to exit the match early with an injury, but his replacement, Divock Origi, scored on the hour mark, latching onto a pretty pass by Coutinho before firing home. After a couple of months with little production, Coutinho made his presence known once again today.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 1 - 9:35 AM

Liverpool's top four hopes were dealt another blow after a 3-1 defeat at Leicester City on Monday.

It was night to forget at the King Power Stadium for Liverpool as Leicester City looked like the side that won the title last season, while the visitors were sluggish. Liverpool found themselves facing a two goal deficit at half-time as Jamie Vardy and Daniel Drinkwater buried a pair of chances inside 39 minutes, with Vardy adding a third 15 minutes after half-time. Jurgen Klopp's side would pull one back in the 68th minute through Phillippe Coutinho, but his near-post finish was too little too late. The defeat for Liverpool means they stay in 5th place, on 50 points, and remain just one point above 6th placed Manchester United.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 27 - 5:35 PM