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Philippe Coutinho Correia | Midfielder | #10

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/12/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 150

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Liverpool deconstructed Hull City on Saturday 5-1, in a game which they could have won by an even wider margin at Anfield.
The near capacity crowd witnessed a masterclass from Liverpool's midfield, led by Coutinho, Lallana and Mane. The game started with The Reds dominating, holding possession and creating chances. Lallana linked up with Coutinho to strike the ball in from close range on 17'. Hull's Elmohamady saw red for handling a Coutinho shot on the line, the subsequent penalty was converted by Milner. Lallana provided Mane on the edge of the box in the 36', with Senegalese given too much time to turn and shoot. 3-0. Meyler pulled one back after a Hull corner before Coutinho struck back immediately from long range. Sub Sturridge won another penalty late on which was again converted by Milner. Nothing for Firmino. Sep 24 - 12:03 PM
Source: the42.ie

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An early flight was arranged for Philippe Coutinho to get the influential midfielder back from international duty as quickly as possible and have him available when Liverpool play Leicester City on Saturday.

Coutinho will play for Brazil against Colombia tonight to help his country in a World Cup qualifier and take an early flight back to Merseyside to allow for extra time to recuperate from the long journey and prepare to play against the defending title-holders. Coutinho only featured as a substitute in Brazil's earlier match during the international break against Ecuador. Assuming he is not required to put in a full shift tonight, he has a very good chance of starting against the Foxes.
Source: Daily Mail
Sep 6 - 7:45 AM

Philippe Coutinho is dealing with a hamstring complaint and will need to have a late fitness test today before Jurgen Klopp can determine if the midfielder will be fit for Liverpool's early kickoff against Tottenham tomorrow.

According to Klopp, "the muscle is a little stiff" in Coutinho's leg, and has been during the week which is why the Brazilian was not risked for the Reds cup match against Burton Albion. It will be a shortened week of training for Coutinho if does indeed feature for the Reds tomorrow but it is a big match against Spurs and after the loss to Burnley last week, Klopp might feel some pressure in getting Coutinho in the game. It certainly is bad news for the many owners who invested in him after such impressive performance against Arsenal in Week 1. Even if he starts, the odds are he will play a truncated shift.
Aug 26 - 9:40 AM

Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool fans and fantasy owners of Philippe Coutinho can breathe a sigh of relief as the Brazilian midfielder's early departure in yesterday's match was due merely to a cramp in his leg, not a hamstring injury.

A spectacular opening weekend for Coutinho nearly looked to be spoiled when he let up in the middle of sprinting for the ball, went to ground and was thus removed from the match after scoring a brace in the Reds' thrilling 3-4 win at the Emirates. Jurgen Klopp confirmed that there is no damage to Coutinho's hamstring so he should be fine in time for Week 2 when Liverpool travel to Burnley. If the last two seasons were any indication, Coutinho has a habit of getting his fantasy hauls in bunches so fantasy managers looking to buy him for the next round may not necessarily be chasing points from Week 1. He may come good again against the Clarets.
Aug 15 - 5:33 AM

Philippe Coutinho shined against Arsenal in a 4-3 victory, but was forced to leave the match in the 69th minute with was appears to be a hamstring injury.

Coutinho drew the match level with a thunderbolt free-kick before the stroke of halftime and added a smooth first-time finish in the second to help lift Liverpool over Arsenal in a 4-3 victory. The Brazilian was brilliant prior to his exist, a supposed hamstring injury reported by the Liverpool Echo, scoring two goals on three shots. The extent of his injury will be monitored closely as it would be a huge blow for Klopp should he be sidelined moving forward. Joining Coutinho in the scoring was Adam Lallana and debutant Sadio Mane.
Aug 14 - 2:05 PM

Liverpool show no signs of slowing down when it comes to buying players in the summer transfer window and the latest rumor is that they are preparing a bid for Schalke's Max Meyer.

Meyer is a 20-year-old playmaking midfielder and is one of Germany's brightest young stars. Perhaps the Reds are looking to buy now and loan him out straight away, which is what they did with Lazar Markovic last season, as the attacking end of their squad is getting rather crowded. Klopp has already signed Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum. One would think Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho will earn regular playing time. You also have Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings playing up top and important pieces like James Milner, Jordan Henderson and Emre Can occupying the middle of the pitch. Adam Lallana has to be wondering if he will ever play again. Liverpool are reportedly willing to offer £28m for Meyer, but this deal doesn't appear to have legs at this time.
Source: Independent
Jul 25 - 4:52 AM

Liverpool received a huge preseason boost with Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho set to be available at the start of the season.

Reports in Brazil claim Olympic team coach Rogerio Micale won't include Coutinho or Firmino in the Brazilian team's 18-man roster for the Olympics later this summer in Rio de Janeiro. Each Olympic roster is allowed three players over the age of 23, and Brazil's shortlist includes Fernando Prass, Thiago Silva, Douglas Costa, Willian and Neymar. It was unlikely Coutinho would have been included in the team after already competing in the Copa America this summer. But the news that both Brazilians won't go is welcome news for the Reds as Olympians, most likely new signing Loris Karius, are expected to miss the first couple games of the season.
Jun 20 - 4:26 AM

Philippe Coutinho was at his best against hapless Haiti as Brazil beat them 7-1 with the Liverpool man contributing a hat trick.

It isn't clear that we've learned much about this Brazil squad after their lashing of Haiti. They were lackluster in their Copa American opener last week against Ecuador managing only a draw. Haiti just aren't sufficient competition to test the Brazilians and anything other than a resounding win would have been a huge concern. As it was, the fact that they conceded a goal to Haiti has to be of at least mild concern. Brazil finish group play against Peru with both teams on 4 points leading the group. Ecuador are on two points and will go through with a win over Haiti and either Brazil or Peru winning their match outright. A draw between Brazil and Peru would put it to goal differential between the three countries which would see Brazil through and Ecuador needing to win by more than one goal to join them.
Source: espnfc.com
Jun 9 - 12:24 PM

Philippe Coutinho's exit from Liverpool seems to be gaining momentum as the Brazilian playmaker is being linked to a move to Barcelona or perhaps Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG entered a bid for Liverpool's prized midfielder this past weekend but the Reds feel the offer is way too low. Barcelona now are expressing serious interest and would likely be willing to reach deeper into their pockets to add another Brazilian star to their squad, offering some chemistry with the likes of Neymar. Coutinho would seem open to a move away from Anfield so that he can play for a Champions League side. While a creative player like Coutinho is not easy to replace, Jurgen Klopp will surely find a big-name talent in the summer window to provide a similar influence as Liverpool will look for a top four finish next season as their main objective.
Source: 90 Min
Jun 8 - 2:58 AM

Jurgen Klopp made it known that Philippe Coutinho's early withdraw from Liverpool's loss to Villareal yesterday evening was due to an illness, putting his status for Sunday against Swansea City in doubt.

Klopp did not elaborate on Coutinho's condition, only to simply say the midfielder was ill. This could turn out to be very good or very bad news for fantasy managers hoping to use him this weekend against the Swans. The good news is, if Coutinho's illness is not severe, his shortened shift in the Europa League could increase his chances of starting on Sunday. The bad news, of course, is that Klopp may call on another option if he thinks Coutinho is not back in good health. While it is always nice to think optimistically, the fact is Coutinho is very hard to trust these days in fantasy. In his last four league starts, he has been outstanding, delivering three goals and three assists. The problem is, those games are sandwiched around five games where he did not start.
Apr 29 - 10:31 AM

Philippe Coutinho played one of his best games of the season and scored the lone goal for the Liverpool, but Tottenham would level the match and the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw.

So much for the long flight home having any ill-effect on the Brazilian playmaker. Coutinho was the center of the Reds attack today, creating chances and threatening the goal himself throughout the match. After a goalless first half, he scored the opener in the 51st minute, playing a 1-2 with Daniel Sturridge and delivering a side-footed finish. Hugo Lloris came up with several big saves or it could have been a monster day for Coutinho. No one will be happier with his effort today than Leicester City and their supporters as they could widen the gap on Spurs tomorrow with a win against Southampton.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 2 - 2:36 PM

Philippe Coutinho looks set to start this weekend after returning to training for Liverpool today and looking no worse for the wear after a long trip back from South America yesterday.

Coutinho only played in one of Brazil's two games over the international break, and that was as with a 23 minute shift as a substitute, so it was never a matter of fatigue from pitch time. The club was more concerned with how a thirteen hour plane ride would take a toll on him, but it looks like the playmaker is perfectly fine. It is especially good news for Liverpool, as their other influential midfielder, Robero Firmino, appears to be a major doubt for the tough matchup against Tottenham.
Mar 31 - 5:31 PM

Jurgen Klopp will need to assess Philippe Coutinho tomorrow as he decides whether the Brazilian midfielder is fit enough for the weekend after a long trip home from South America.

Coutinho was an unused substitute for Brazil's final match during the international break, but a grueling 13-hour plane ride back to Merseyside will not make him available for training until tomorrow, while the rest of the team has returned today. With Roberto Firmino still labeled a doubt for the weekend clash with Tottenham, the Reds could possibly be without their two best playmakers going up against one of the better defenses in the league. The match is the late game on Saturday, so it offers Coutinho an extra bit more time to recoup from the long flight. He should otherwise be fresh. Liverpool have been in great goal-scoring form, but some of their key players, Christian Benteke and Divock Origi included, may not be at 100% for the match with Spurs, which should temper expectations for fantasy managers with investment in their attack.
Mar 30 - 9:34 AM

Phillipe Coutinho marked his return from a hamstring injury by getting a start in the FA Cup replay against West Ham United.

Coutinho had been out of action for just over a month with a hamstring injury but was handed a start straight away upon his return. Liverpool lost the match in the final moments against the Hammers, but it was the Brazilian playmaker who equalized the affair shortly after the second half commenced, driving a free kick under the West Ham wall and into the net. His return will be welcome news to fantasy owners in draft leagues and he may be available at a discount in weekly salary leagues due to his prolonged absence, but he is not a recommended pickup in the FPL game. For one, the Reds have a blank immediately following the Week 26 round this weekend, not to mention he can be frustratingly streaky. Take away the four goals he scored in a three week span from gameweeks 11-13, he has scored just once on the season and that was opening day.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 10 - 3:48 AM

Liverpool have a challenging January schedule and will have to play much oof it without Philippe Coutinho.

The Brazilian creator will miss the Reds' FA Cup opener as well as matches with Arsenal and Manchester United in the Premier League at the minimum. The injury should give Robert Firmino a run in his preferred position.
Source: Espnfc.com
Jan 7 - 7:36 AM