Date: 15th August 2014 at 1:06pm
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Philippe Coutinho admits he is in top form heading into the new Premier League season, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The 22-year-old has been the star of the Reds pre-season schedule, and lit up Sunday’s 4-0 friendly win over Dortmund with a fine goal and assist.

“It may just have been my best assist,” Coutinho said of his flick to Daniel Sturridge for the opening goal.  “However, it was just a friendly and I hope I can reproduce it in the league.

“I always try to be confident and stay confident with what I do. Sometimes things don’t go your way but I’m constantly trying to make them right.

“The last match was a friendly and I hope similar things can happen throughout the league season.”

Coutinho’s link up play with Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge has been a highlight of the Reds pre-season schedule, and the Brazilian says the forwards are no reaping the rewards following hours of hard work on the training pitch.

“I’m constantly trying to learn from them and from my other team-mates in training,” he said.

“We try to perfect the combination in training. They are fast players, which makes it easier for us to pass the ball into them, as they’re always running into free space.

“I try to have the most fun I can on the pitch, as playing football is what I like to do most in my life. Hence I’m always looking to have a good time and enjoy the experience.

“All of the team have improved gradually throughout pre-season. The first game was the most difficult as we hadn’t been playing or training for six or seven weeks.

“Overall, it was a good pre-season, we worked hard and I believe we are ready to start the Premier League.”


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