Brendan Rodgers: 'Philippe Coutinho can make difference for Liverpool'

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho in action against West Brom on February 11, 2013
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Brendan Rodgers believes that Philippe Coutinho has slotted well into Liverpool's first team following his arrival in January.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that January signing Philippe Coutinho has all the qualities to thrive at Anfield.

The 20-year-old, who signed for the Reds from Inter Milan in the winter transfer window, impressed during the Reds' 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic on Saturday by playing a part in the Merseyside outfit's first two goals.

"Philippe was brought in because of his talent and his humility," the Liverpool Daily Post quotes Rodgers as saying. "He is a young player with big experience and he is on the wavelength of the top players.

"He has fitted in seamlessly into the scene because he is a wonderful technician and tactically he is very good. He is still not up to speed yet but you can see where he slots in. He is a player who can make the difference. He is clever with his passing and can make and score goals."

Liverpool are now placed in seventh in the Premier League table.

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