Following Philippe Coutinho’s brilliant performance since his return to the English Premier League, the head coach of Aston Villa Steven Gerrard who was the Brazilian’s former teammate has come out to say the player will transfer Villa for good. The player has scored two goals and provided three assists so far since his arrival.
Steven Gerrard Lavish Praises on Philippe Coutinho
The pair formed a great relationship during two years playing together at Liverpool, where Gerrard saw the 29-year-old’s qualities firsthand. Steven Gerrard said: “Sixty-three caps for Brazil, a serial winner, played for Barcelona, was incredible at Liverpool.” He also said: “I can understand why a lot of supporters up and down the country are speaking about him. I don’t think you get a nickname as a Magician if you’re not a special footballer, Gerrard told TribalFootball. “He’s someone I’ve got an incredible amount of respect for.”
The manager said he has got nothing but a positive vibe from the playmaker who played up to 152 Premier League games during his time at Liverpool, scoring 41 goals and recording 35 assists. The player was very instrumental in their 3-3 draw with Leeds United, he scored one and provided two assists.