It turned out to be a true bargain when Liverpool in 2013 bought a relatively unknown Coutinho. The Brazilian playmaker quickly rose through the ranks and grew into one of the most important players for 'The Reds'. After multiple seasons with individual world-class performances, Coutinho moved to La Liga giant FC Barcelona in 2018. The move didn't become the succes both the Brazilian and Barcelona wished for. Coutinho is currently player for Aston Villa in the Premier League.
Philippe Coutinho excels in individual brilliance, making him the kind of player who can tilt the balance of the game on his own. In a free attacking role, the little magician is a joy to watch. With amazing technique and fluid movements, he can dribble in the most congested areas. As a creative focal point, he can create goal-scoring opportunities out of seemingly nothing, with his accuracy and variety of passes. When in possession just outside the penalty box, it has become a trademark of his to cut onto his right foot and curl a long-range missile towards the top corner.