Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool’s latest match-winner Philippe Coutinho can go on to emulate Luis Suarez at Anfield.
The Brazilian fired a superb 92nd minute winner to send the Reds through to the fifth round of the FA Cup on Wednesday evening, to cap off a week in which he signed a new five year contract at the club.
And the Liverpool boss believes the 22-year-old can go on to become as important to the club as his fellow south American Suarez was.
“You just pay money to watch that kid,” he told reporters after the 2-1 win over Bolton.
“Watch how he plays football. He can be a great role model for young British players for many years may have been discarded because they didn’t have the stature. He’ll become world-class in the next few years.
“With Luis Suarez, he was at a level when he played in this team, and he grew with the model before getting into that world-class bracket.
“I can see Coutinho following in a similar sort of line. He may not be as prolific but he’s on his way to that level. He’s a wonderful player.”
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