Date: 6th February 2015 at 3:48pm
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Barcelona and Brazil star Neymar reckons Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho can become the best player in England.

Coutinho signed a new five year contract at Anfield earlier this week, and celebrated with a stunning 92nd minute winner in the 1-2 win over Bolton in the FA Cup fourth round replay on Wednesday evening.

And Neymar – who has known Coutinho from a young age having played together for Brazil under-17’s – says Liverpool’s number 10 has all the tools to become the best player in the Premier League.

Neymar said: “He can be the star player in England. This season I think everybody in England is seeing how talented he is – and I know he has a lot more to show.

“We have been good friends since we were 16. Not only is he a fantastic player, he is a good guy to have in the dressing room, always positive and making jokes.

“I think since Luis joined us at Barcelona, Liverpool have not had that one player they can look to for that special moment.

“Couto can be that player for them I’m sure. When he has the ball at his feet, he can make things happen for himself and he can make things happen for other players. He is a very special player.”