Lovren heaps praise on in-form Coutinho

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren believes that Phillipe Coutinho is currently the best player in the Premier League, after the Reds beat Crystal Palace 4-2 on Saturday.

Lovren got on the end of a corner from the Brazilian to make up for a terrible attempted clearance that allowed James McArthur to head past Loris Karius.

"In my opinion he's the best player in the league at the moment," said the Croatia international.

"I have the pleasure and the honour to play with this guy. He is playing for Brazil as well.

"He wasn't just outstanding against Palace, he’s been like that all year. His crosses were perfect. We scored from his set-pieces.

"He is a main part of the team, but it’s not an individual thing that wins us points, it’s the team work.

"It was the team that beat Palace, not just one player. But of course when a team works really good then individual qualities comes out. I think that man against Palace was Philippe Coutinho."

Liverpool welcome Watford to Anfield next Sunday, with the Hornets currently sitting in seventh place in the league, one place above Manchester United.