Aurelio: Amazing to watch Coutinho

Former Liverpool full-back Fabio Aurelio has praised star midfielder Philippe Coutinho and admitted he loves watching the Brazilian play.

Aurelio left Anfield six months before the arrival of his compatriot in 2013 and has thoroughly enjoyed seeing the 25-year-old grow from strength to strength at the club.

Coutinho has established himself as one of the first names on manager Jurgen Klopp's team sheet, making 31 Premier League appearances this season and scoring 13 goals.

“Coutinho was already doing brilliant things but this season he has just confirmed his quality. Difficult things look very simple for him,” Aurelio told the club's official website.

“After watching him last season, it’s difficult to see what else he can improve on – he scored goals from free-kicks, he scored goals from close to the goal, from outside the box.

“We see him improving every season. I’m keen to see what else he’s capable of doing. Obviously, you cannot predict what he’s going to do, he surprises you every time. It’s amazing to watch him play.

“I thought he would do very well in Liverpool but I didn’t expect it to be so quick and so easy to adapt to the English league, which is very physical.

“The confidence he has gained in the past few years is helping him a lot and he is improving.”